1. A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
  2. A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body.
  3. From birth to toilet training, a baby goes through an average of 8000 diaper changes.
  4. Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
  5. Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
  6. Newborn babies can only see in black and white for a few months.
  7. Breastfeeding a baby may reduce by 22% a woman's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study says.
  8. Baby foreskins are commonly used in cosmetic treatments.
  9. Neuroscientists believe babies don't dream for the first few years of their life.
  10. As late as 1985, doctors believed babies didn't feel pain and conducted surgeries with no anesthesia.
  11. More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
  12. Babies have three times as many taste buds as adults.
  13. Premature babies are more likely to be left-handed, many studies suggest.
  14. James Harrison has donated blood over 1,000 times saving over 2 million unborn babies from Rhesus disease.
  15. Every 30 seconds, a baby is born with a birth defect in China.
  16. Over 90% of women who learn that they are carrying a baby with Down Syndrome, will choose abortion over keeping their baby.
  17. A baby was born in 2005 with a conjoined head that had no body. The head could blink and smile.
  18. Babies are born with self-awareness which allows them to differentiate their bodies from other people's.
  19. A 20-month-old baby became the youngest professional soccer player ever, after being signed up by a Belgian club.
  20. Women who snore during pregnancy are more likely to have smaller babies, according to a study.
  21. During pregnancy, if the mother suffers organ damage, the baby in the womb sends stem cells to repair the damaged organ.
  22. Baby cages hanging out the window were used in America in the 1920s.
  23. Brazil distributes women's breast milk around the country to babies whose mothers can't provide it for them.
  24. Between 1838 and 1960, more than half the photos taken were of babies.
  25. Every year, about a million girl fetuses are aborted and tens of thousands of girl babies are abandoned in China because of the country's one-child policy.
  26. 1 in 5,000 babies is born without an anus opening.
  27. A baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time.
  28. Germany, Denmark, Iceland and other countries have official rules about what a baby can be named.
  29. A baby's brain can use up to 50% of the total glucose supply, which may help explain why babies need so much sleep.
  30. The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people.
  31. 60%
  32. of South Korean families use professionals to find a name for their babies.
  33. In Japan, there's a 'Crying Sumo' contest, where wrestlers compete to see who can make a baby bawl first.
  34. The birth rate for twins has increased 76% since 1980.
  35. Noah and Emma were the most popular names in the U.S. for boys and girls respectively in 2014.
  36. After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment, water, warmth or human contact.
  37. Two and a half times more Barbies are sold every year than babies are born in the U.S.
  38. Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.
  39. Women undergoing abortion after 18 weeks gestation sometimes give birth to a fetus that may survive briefly. It happens in about 4 per 100,000 abortions.
  40. About 5% of babies of both sexes can lactate.
  41. Kissing a baby on the ear can make it go deaf because of a condition known as "cochlear ear-kiss injury."
  42. A study found that nearly 16,000 American babies are born premature each year at least in part because of air pollution.
  43. At birth, a baby's eye is about 75% of the size of an adult eye.
  44. Breast-fed babies poop more than bottle-fed babies because breast milk is a laxative.
  45. Babies cannot recognise themselves in a mirror until they are at least 18 months old.
  46. 255 people are born every minute.
  47. Breastfeeding actually changes the way a mother's brain works, making her more attuned to the child's crying.
  48. In some remote Indian villages, babies are dropped from the tops of temples and caught by adults below—it's believed to bring good health.
  49. Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more than elsewhere, says an International study.
  50. Babies who are not crawling by the time they reach nine months are more likely to suffer from learning and behavioural problems.
  51. An unborn baby can taste what its mother is eating and develop a preference for the foods that she eats.
  52. Newborn babies of both sexes can produce milk.
  53. Hurricane Katrina caused an 85% reduction in the amount of babies named Katrina.
  54. Babies have accents. French babies cry will end with a rising note, while German babies have a dropping note at the end of theirs. They pick up on this in the womb.
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