“A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.”
Babies are life’s little miracles. Everything about them—from conception to birth and beyond—is fascinating. Baby Trivia includes intriguing scientific facts, strange stories, famous stars and their “celebu-spawn” and cultural practices from across the globe:
• During a newborn’s first month, you can expect to change their diaper at least 12 to 16 times a day; using disposable diapers, you can expect to spend about $72 per month
• According to diehard number crunchers at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington, DC, as many as 106 billion people have been born throughout the history of the world
• Maria del Carmen Bousada Lara delivered twin boys—Christian and Pau—by cesarean section on December 29, 2006, and celebrated her 67th birthday seven days later.
• Despite the urban legend that babies are born without kneecaps, they are more of a cartilage than bone, which ossifies around the three-year mark for girls and at age four or five for boys
• The Coffey triplets, born in 1998, only weighed 3 lbs 8 ounces in total! Peyton, Blake and Jackson were delivered by cesarean section and earned a spot in the Guinness Book of Records as the lightest triplets to ever survive
• Weird cravings are common to most pregnant women—Nicole Kidman craved radishes
• Having a boy child is important in many cultures, but traditional Korean families often take the process a step further with the mother-in-law choosing a surrogate mother if a woman can’t produce a son.
And so much more…