Did You Know

Amazing Facts About Pregnancy That May Astonish You!

  • Only about 5% of babies are born on their due date
  • You may not get pregnant the first month you decide you are ready for a baby
  • You should begin taking prenatal vitamins before you begin trying to conceive
  • You are more likely to have twins if you are tall
  • Most women don’t get morning sickness
  • You should give into (most) of your pregnancy cravings. Is your body’s way of telling you that you may be lacking a certain nutrient or vitamin.
  • You may not feel like you are as pregnant during the second trimester. Morning sickness stops, trips to the bathroom every five minutes slow down and your energy has finally returned… that is until the third trimester!!
  • You shouldn’t worry about your water breaking in public. In the majority of women, it is much more likely for your water to break once labour is in full swing, after some heavy contractions. In some women, their water never breaks on their own and must be broken by their doctor.
  • You only need about 300 extra calories. It is important to eat healthy and not diet or cut calories during pregnancy, but experts tend to agree that only an extra 300 calories a day is required during the second and third trimester.

Fun Facts About Babies That You May Not Know!

  • 4 babies are born every second. That’s like over 255 new little humans born per minute around the world!
  • Babies can crawl as soon as they are born.
  • Don’t expect rewards smiles or coos until about the 6-week mark.
  • Newborns recognize Mom’s voice at birth
  • The soft spot can handle some handling. The spot may pulsate because it’s directly over blood vessels covering the brain. It’s okay to gently touch the soft spot and your baby’s hair around it.
  • Newborn Babies Have a Monkey-Strength Grip. An infant’s grip is so strong that it could actually support it’s own weight if you dangle him. We in now way recommend that you try this. It’s just an interesting fact on the strength that a newborn already possesses.
  • Babies Can Read Your Lips. Starting at about 6 months old, babies stop looking into their caregivers’ eyes and start looking at their lips to figure out how to make sounds correctly.
  • Babies can count before they can talk. They also know which of two quantities is larger and can even do simple subtraction, all before they turn one.
  • Most babies are born with blue eyes. It takes 6 to 9 months for the pigment (melanin) to be fully deposited into the irises in the eye, making most babies born with blue or greyish eyes!

Facts That Might Surprise You About Your Toddler!

  • A two year old child is generally more active than at any other point in their life which explains why it is so exhausting running around after them!
  • While we may rely on word of the day apps, the average two year old manages to add around 5 new words to their vocabulary every day.
  • By the age of three, your toddler will have developed around 1,000 trillion connections between the cells in her brain, which is around twice as many as the average adult!
  • Most 1-year-olds are ambidextrous, or use both hands equally. Your toddler will likely start showing a preference for his right or left hand by age 2 or 3 — and in about 90 percent of kids, it’ll be the right.
  • Studies have found that toddlers like to share. Apparently, they’re happiest when they can give up something they have for the sole purpose of sharing it with someone else.
  • Toddler hearing is better than adults’. Hearing in toddlers is often spot-on — toddler ears are so new, they can hear very high frequencies, sounds that older ears have tuned out or can no longer pick up thanks to aging and noise pollution.
  • The average toddler takes 176 steps a minute.
  • Cognitive development explodes between 12 and 24 months. This is your child’s ability to think, learn, and remember. Your child will start to remember recent events and actions, understand symbols, imitate, imagine, and pretend.
  • Have sitters or relatives ever told you that your child never behaves badly when they’re caring for him? It’s not uncommon for toddlers to be angels when you’re not around, because they don’t trust these other people enough to test their limits.