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30 unique facts about our kids

The children are surprising but they have not said their last word!

Justine Varin - Writer

Children are much more surprising than you think!

You think your children can’t surprise you anymore? Are you sure you know everything about your children? Think again!

Children are unusual little creatures who impress us every day. Do you want proof?

Read this top and you’ll find out just how unique your children are! (By the way, if you want to host family dinners with your knowledge, this is the article to read!)

Top 30 of unique facts about our kids

  1. A 4 year old asks about 437 questions a day (yes, you need patience)
  2. Newborns have 300 bones compared to 207 for an adult. This is because some of the bones have to fuse together and the baby has to be flexible to get out of the womb.
    3.Children’s brains are so plastic that they can learn several languages simultaneously without difficulty.

4. Until they are about 8 years old, children do not know the difference between reality and fiction. That is why they are very creative and sometimes afraid of things that do not exist. This is why it is important to watch what your child watches or reads.

5. An infant cries for about 2 hours a day (thank God, not normally continuously).

6. Children and babies can laugh up to 300 times a day compared to an average of 20 times for adults. That’s what we call losing our childlike spirit!

7. Until they are almost 3 years old, good and evil are two concepts that children cannot understand. It is therefore counterproductive to punish them at this age.

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8. Your offspring will cost you an average of 110,000 euros per child. Yes, that hurts!

9. In their first weeks, babies cannot see more than 30 centimetres and their vision is black and white.

10. Up to the age of 7, children have difficulty with the concepts of size and quantity.

11. Not having children is the best thing you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. (And that was the least fun part of this list!)

12. Nature does not know parity (at first glance). For every 100 births, there are 49 girls and 51 boys. This is because infant mortality among little boys is naturally higher (okay, that fact wasn’t very happy either, but we’ll make up for it on the next one).

13. The man who had the greatest descendants in history would certainly be the pharaoh Ramses II. Having had many conquests he would have been responsible for the birth of more than a hundred children.

15. Your baby’s first smiles are not made to please you or because he is happy to see you. It is a reflex that is not wanted or controlled by the baby. Sorry to disappoint young parents.

16. The voice of a 3 year old is louder than 200 adults talking in a restaurant.

17. A newborn urinates every 20 minutes compared to every hour at 6 months.

18. It’s not the exposure to screens that harms your child’s development, it’s the lack of interaction. Obviously, we are talking about reasonable screen time. Studies have shown that if you stay with your child in front of the screen and interact with them or explain what is going on, the child can benefit. However, if your child is left alone in front of a screen, he or she will not learn anything and this can even have harmful effects.

19. Until he is potty trained, a child will need about 7300 disposable nappies (not cool for the planet and for your wallet, The Fun Master advises you to invest in washable nappies!)

20. Children who spend the most time outdoors are more likely to be healthier and have less stress than others.

21. Contrary to what you might think, talking to babies with ‘gagas’ and manners is not harmful to their language learning. In fact, when you speak in this way, you articulate better and speak more slowly, which helps your baby.

22. If children between the ages of 2 and 5 are particularly fussy about eating, this is normal, it is an evolutionary legacy. Long ago, children could die from eating toxic foods. The fact that children are picky eaters and need to see those around them eat the new food an average of 7 times before tasting it could save their lives. By the way, this behaviour is called food neophobia.

23. The largest baby ever measured at birth was 86 centimetres tall and weighed about 10 kilos.

24. Young children and babies learn sign language faster and easier than oral languages.

25. Braille was invented by a 16-year-old boy called Louis Braille.

26. A baby will spend 67.4% of its time sleeping during its first year.

27. In general, children learn faster than adults. A child’s brain grows exceptionally fast until the age of 5 and then slows down.

28. Infants cannot technically cry as they do not shed tears.

29. Before the age of 5, children do not know how to lie in order to cause harm. If they lie, it is because they do not know the difference between right and wrong and between fact and fiction. They may also lie to make themselves look good and get attention.

30. No matter what happens, children have unconditional and blind love for their parents.

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