Hard to resist the charms of a baby, is not it? They look so fragile, so sweet and innocent, that we do not even suspect that during pregnancy a male fetus has had erections, for example. And how about the fact that the crying of newborns is not accompanied by tears in the first weeks of life?
And of course, as you find out more about these little creatures, do not forget that all of this possibly happened to you too!
1 - In the womb, all babies get mustaches ... that they eat
Yes, you did not read it wrong. I, you and all the cute babies, when fetuses of about four months, get very thin hair that then spread throughout the body. This hair, called lanugo, is eaten by the baby and also falls before birth. Once digested, these hairs will be part of the baby's first stool, called the meconium.
2 - Babies double in weight during the first five months of life
It does not look like much, does it? Well, imagine you, twice as much weight as you have now, and earning those pounds over a period of five months.
3 - Besides the tongue, babies still have taste buds on the sides and in the roof of the mouth
It disappears with age, but it is extremely important in the first few months of life.
4 - In some newborn girls, a "mini menstruation"
It sounds bizarre, but it's true and something completely normal. When babies are in the womb, they absorb some hormones from the mother. Therefore, at birth, some girls may have mild vaginal bleeding that lasts for a few days.
5 - Babies are already born with 75% the size of an adult eye
If you had the impression that babies' eyeballs are giant compared to their heads, you're not wrong.
6 - Babies prefer female voices
When we address a baby, we are victims of a temporary alteration of judgment and we change the tone of the voice. This is because we have an innate drive necessary for the affective and cognitive development of humans less than three years old.
7 - Babies sleep with their eyes open
Newborns may fall asleep, but still keep their eyes open and moving. Calm, although it also seems bizarre, this is normal and the child is not possessed.