There are many things that you may not know about babies when they are born, we tell you 7 curious facts about babies that will surprise you.
When we face a newborn baby, the first thought that comes to mind is of fragility and tenderness , since when we see them so small we can only think that they are very defenseless. Paying them our care and attention is the least we can do when it comes to a baby but, in reality, there are dozens of curiosities in our babies that will not leave us indifferent.
Today many things are known about babies, but there are some curiosities about them that we still do not have very controlled and can change our conception of them
1. THEY ARE BORN WITHOUT BACTERIA IN THE BODY
Newborn babies come into the world without bacteria in their body, so it is much easier for them to contract a disease. As the days of life progress, they gradually add the number of bacteria. In this case, it is essential that the newborn is fed with breast milk, or colostrum, which will ensure that the baby receives bacteria from its mother.
2. THEY SEE THE WORLD IN BLACK AND WHITE
One of the curiosities that most attracts attention to newborns is that they do not have the system developed to be able to differentiate colors, so they see in black and white. When a baby has just been born, his vision is not fully developed so, in most cases, buying colorful toys is useless, since they will not be able to fully enjoy them. Until babies are 6 months old, they will not have fully developed vision.
3. ALL BABIES ARE BORN WITH LIGHT EYES
All babies have a gray to light blue eye color when they are born, which does not mean that this is going to be the definitive color of their eyes. As the little one grows, we will see how the color of his eyes evolves until we reach yours.
4. YOUR BRAIN DOES NOT STOP DEVELOPING
When a baby is born, like the rest of his body, the brain also has to finish developing. This means that at this stage is when the brain retains the most, since it is in full growth and at full speed. It is around 5 years when children reach the size of the brain that they will have for the rest of their lives, but it is not until they are 25 years old when the adult finishes forming their brain.
5. THEY HAVE MORE CHEST AT FIRST
One of the most curious facts about newborn babies is that when they are born they secrete milk from their nipples, which is why they are born with a slightly developed breast. This is because the hormonal changes that the mother has suffered during the gestation periods have been transferred to the baby, so it is quite normal for the little one to be born with this peculiarity. As the first months of life progress , this will normalize and there will come a time when the baby’s breast disappears.
6. IT RELAXES THEM TO HEAR FEMALE VOICES
When a newborn is in a time of stress or overwhelm, they will feel much more relaxed the moment they hear a female voice . This is because while they were in the mother’s womb they got used to her voice, so at any moment of discomfort, a female voice will be more relaxing than a male one.
7. THEY HAVE NO TEARS UNTIL 4 MONTHS
When newborn babies cry, which they do quite often, they do so without tears. This does not mean that when they cry they do so without feeling, it is that newborns only have the tears necessary to keep the eye hydrated, so it is very difficult for babies to cry with tears. Around 4 months of age is when their tear glands begin to function correctly and, therefore, babies shed their first tears.
Once we have learned a little more about these curiosities that very few people know about newborn babies, perhaps the concept of fragility and sensitivity that they transmit to us, apparently so small and defenseless , has changed us.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.