They are finally here. The newest, most precious member of your family. Your little miracle. What many of us don’t take time to realize is that every single newborn really is a miracle - there are so many aspects to their physiology psychology that are... truly mind-blowing.
They are finally here. The newest, most precious member of your family. Your little miracle.
What many of us don’t take time to realize is that every single newborn really is a miracle - there are so many aspects to their physiology and psychology that are truly mind-blowing.
We’ve put together some facts about your newborn that will remind you every single day of what a miracle they are!
1)Your newborn already knows your scent
Even before they were born, your baby could taste and smell - and started to detect your natural smell the moment they were born. This is party why your baby may be immediately soothed and calmed the moment you pick them up!
2)Your baby can taste more than you
Newborn babies have tastebuds spread throughout their mouth, rather than just on their tongue. This actually helps them get a tiny hint of everything you ate during your pregnancy - and may lead to them having a taste for your favourite foods when they grow up!
3)Babies have more brain power than us
It’s impossible to truly describe the amount of work a newborn’s brain is doing in those first months. Your baby probably learnt the sound of your voice and your partner’s voice even before they were born - and today, they’re learning 24x7. Singing and talking to your little one right now can already help them improve their language skills, years later!
4)The mysterious sounds that put your baby to sleep
Have you noticed that your baby might be falling asleep to the sound of, say, a vacuum cleaner, the steady thrum of a car engine, or the sound of a ceiling fan? Your baby probably loves white noise - because it reminds them of the rhythmic, calming sounds they heard in the womb.
5)A baby’s stomach is about the size of a walnut
Which explains why your little one seems constantly hungry! Their tiny tummies can’t hold much milk at a time - and sometimes, small air bubbles can take up that precious space (leading to some burping and winding sessions).
6)Babies have more bones than us
The average adult has 206 bones. A baby has about 300! As they grow, many of these bones grow stronger, harder, and fuse together. This is why your baby’s head has a “soft spot” - it is made up of three bones held together by cartilage, so it can pass through the birth canal more easily.
7)Your baby is (kind of) a pro swimmer
Your newborn may not know much about the world yet - but they can already hold their breath underwater and splash their arms and legs around to float! While they’re not exactly swimming, it does mean they have primitive reflexes that we don’t.
The list can go on and on! As we all know, there’s something truly magical about holding your little miracle - and these are just a few reasons why.