Category: baby

Kissing a baby on the ear can make it go deaf.

The Navajo have a tradition around celebrating a baby’s first laugh. Around three months, they watch the baby closely for that first real giggle. The person who has the good fortune of eliciting that first laugh is then responsible for throwing a party.

You steadily “dry out” as you age. A newborn human baby is 75 percent water, adult men are about 60 percent, adult women 55 percent, and elderly people are roughly half.

If you pretend to understand your baby, they can start talking sooner. Studies show infants whose parents respond to them in conversational patterns have better language skills and more vocalization during their toddler years- because if they understand early on that speech can elicit a reaction, they’re more likely to use words to get what they want.