A baby's brain can use up to 50% of the total glucose supply, which may help explain why babies need so much sleep.
Neuroscientists believe babies don't dream for the first few years of their life.
Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies.
Parents of new babies miss out on 6 months worth of sleep in the first 2 years of their child's life.
More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this (try it.)
Until the 1920's, babies in Finland were delivered in saunas. The heat was thought to help combat infection, and the warm atmosphere was considered pleasing to the infant.
Twins are born less frequently in the eastern part of the world than in the western.
Newborn babies are not blind. Studies have shown that newborns have approximately 20/50 vision and can easily discriminate between degrees of brightness.
Midgets and dwarfs almost always have normal-sized children, even if both parents are midgets or dwarfs.