Baby body confessions

From development in the mother’s abdomen to coming to the world, newborns equally fascinate new-born parents as well as scientists. These little creatures hide numerous secrets.


Baby growth and development can be tracked by “naked eye” from birth, but there are some changes – which are not seen at first glance and which can not be affected – and are very important. Here are some interesting facts about babies that you certainly did not know.

Weight gain

After classical weight loss – after birth, babies on average, the first three months, get about 28 grams a day, and then the baby’s weight, until her first birthday, grew by about 20 grams. This means that babies with four months, on average, double their birth weight, and by the first birthday, their weight is on average three times greater than those they had at birth.

Babies cant recognize salty food.

Did you know that babies by the fourth month of age cannot even recognize salt as a taste? Sweet, bitter and sour flavors can the baby recognize since birth, but only when the baby is about four months old on baby palms are created receptors for salt.


Babys’ kidneys also cant manage sodium until the fourth month. Only after the fourth month of the kidneys begin to work properly. This is why it is not recommended to use salt in a baby’s diet until that period.

Development of vision

Did you know that the baby’s eyes, when they were born, already reached about 75% of their “adult” size? So, after birth, the eyes will grow even more about the rest of the body and all other organs. But that does not mean that the eyes are immediately ready to see everything. In the beginning, the baby vision is blurred, and baby only recognizes objects that are from her eye about 30 centimeters.


The true “sight,” when they see and recognize everything, is about the sixth month. To encourage her development, you should hold her, talk to her and sing to her.


Babies are born with about 70 instinctive reflexes, most of which are lost immediately after birth. But some remain until the second year. Reflexes that you can recognize are: sucking (as soon as you touch a baby’s lips – either by finger, by breast, she will instinctively start to make movements like sucking), capture (if you touch a hand with a baby’s finger, she will immediately catch it with her entire fist) and automatic walk (in the review you will notice how the pediatrician will straighten the baby and let her touch the floor with her feet, and she will make movements as if walking).

About the Author Ethel R. Benton