10 Things You Must Know about Newborns

By Cynthia J. Simmons / February 26, 2017

Children are the most miraculous things, especially to their parents. They are not just adorable but also possess particularly interesting things that you can’t even think of. You might care closely and notice every little changes of your baby throughout her or his growth. However, are you sure you know all about the amazing truths I am going to tell below?


Crying without tears

10 things you must know about newborns

Infants may cry a lot, but not shed tears. Oh, so they're pretending? No, the truth is despite the little tear film to protect and lubricate the eye, babies will not shed tears until they reach 3 to 12 weeks old.

You should also understand that crying is the main communication behavior of the child. By knowing so, you will not be panic every time hearing crying. That's not always because the baby is feeling not well.


Hair loss and discoloration

I once saw a very young mother who was horrified to discover his child‘s hood has a lot of hair loss. She went to see a doctor, saying that his son may have unfortunately infected with a certain skin diseases.

But please relax, it happens. Although babies can already have hair after being born, but they will quickly fall off, and be replaced by new hair, within the first 6 months. New hair color can be completely different from the original color.


Newborn girls have menses

When I was being in mom’s belly, the baby was exposed to high concentrations of the hormone estrogen, which is why many girls will have menstruation after being born. Many mothers do not know about this phenomenon should be extremely worried when we found some blood in the infant's diaper.

However, according to experts, this is a normal phenomenon in the newborn baby girl. After about 1 week, this phenomenon will automatically lose.


Magical senses

baby magical senses

Infants have a very developed sense of smell. Right from the first weeks of life, an infant was able to recognize her mother through the mother's smell. Also, they have gift with flair sense of hearing, especially sensitive with women's voices.

Children can quickly distinguish the different sounds. Very few infants are able to distinguish the taste, though most prefer the sweet-tasting liquid.

Newborn's eyesight was poor. It allows babies to see objects from only 20 cm away or less. You should stay very close so the new baby can see you well. And something very interesting is that babies like to look at curves more than at straight lines.

Unlike many people's way of thinking, the newborn was not colorblind. It just that the baby's brain is not yet completed with very limited ability of recognizing and distinguishing. Babies like the primary colors, especially red and blue.


Heart rate and breathing are faster than adults

Infant's heart rate is 2 times higher than that of adults - about 130 to 160 times a minute.

Infants also breathe faster than adults - 30 to 50 times a minute, while the adults are 15 to 20 times a minute.


Sneeze and snort reflections

newborns have sneeze

Without knowing this fact in newborns, I bet you will worry a lot when your child frequently snort and sneeze.

Infants often sneeze and snort to clean nasal passages. Must be some time later, the child knows how to breathe through mouth when being stuffy. To minimize respiratory problems for children, try to keep a clean atmosphere, less dust and smoke.


Very easy to catch a cold

Although infants are protected by antibodies from breast milk, they are particularly susceptible to cold. So do not let the adults with illness near babies.

You should also regularly check to make sure your baby is not too hot. Too much sweat will chill back babies’ body causing them to have a cold or acute bronchitis.


Infants react quickly to the skin contact

baby skin contact

This stimulates the production of growth hormones. One study showed that premature infants being regularly exposed to many people gain weight more than 47% compared with other premature babies do.

That is also why you should keep children away from place with insects such as mosquitoes, ants, flies. A small bite sometimes cause babies infected or severely hurt.


Infants have more bones than adults have but without kneecap

At birth, babies have 270 bones and then dropped to 206 when maturing. The reason for the reduced number of bones is that our bones will be linked together into a block gradually making up the skeletal system while growing.

If carried out an X-ray of the baby on the legs, parents might be surprised to notice that her baby does not have the kneecap. This is because at birth, the baby's knees are not fully formed. It is only the cartilage and cartilage bone will gradually form over a period of 3-5 years.


Children‘s sleep don’t require a complete quiet air

Children sometimes need a bit of background noise that can help them to easily fall asleep (uterus is not a quiet place in the world). Several types of sound are said to help relax and soothe your baby's sleep: the recording sounds of the mother’s heartbeat, hours ticking; the streams flowing sound, and the sound of running water in fish tank.


Knowing these interesting facts about the baby is not just enjoying an amusing story. It helps you to understand, be intimate and take good care of the baby. Moreover, you will also avoid a lot of pressure when stop worry unnecessarily about the health and development of children.

About the author

Cynthia J. Simmons

Hi there, my name is Cynthia. I am a 34-year-old. I love reading, travelling, kids story, and exchaning knowledge of taking care children. To get in touch you can email us [email protected]

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