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These Childhood Development Facts Will Shock + Amaze
- If babies’ bodies grew at the same rapid pace as their brains, they would weigh 170 pounds by one month of age.
- 60% of all the energy a baby expends is concentrated in the brain. Birth-to-three is the fastest rate of brain development across the entire human lifespan.
- The average child will grow in their baby teeth by three and lose them before turning thirteen.
|Primary Teeth Development Chart|
|Upper Teeth||When tooth emerges||When tooth falls out|
|Central incisor||8 to 12 months||6 to 7 years|
|Lateral incisor||9 to 13 months||7 to 8 years|
|Canine (cuspid)||16 to 22 months||10 to 12 years|
|First molar||13 to 19 months||9 to 11 years|
|Second molar||25 to 33 months||10 to 12 years|
|Second molar||23 to 31 months||10 to 12 years|
|First molar||14 to 18 months||9 to 11 years|
|Canine (cuspid)||17 to 23 months||9 to 12 years|
|Lateral incisor||10 to 16 months||7 to 8 years|
|Central incisor||6 to 10 months||6 to 7 years|
Food for thought: According to Truedent Family Dentistry, in Miami, FL, “Dental decay usually traces back to a high amounts of sugar in the diet and improper brushing habits. By teaching your child to brush regularly and limiting his intake of sugar, cavities can become a thing of the past.” Your kids’ health is an investment in their future. Not only that but teaching your child good health habits will save you large medical bills in the future.
- Babies whose parents frequently talk to them know 300 more words by age 2 than babies whose parents rarely speak to them.
- By age 1, a child typically understands about 70 words, but canonly speak only a handful of them. At about 18 months, your toddler’s spoken vocabulary starts to explode, adding new words at the astonishing rate of one every two waking hours.
- When your toddler announces, “Mine!” while clinging to his truck in a playgroup, it’s not so much a selfish refusal to share as it is a cognitive achievement. The declaration of “mine” is his way of saying he understands that you — and the other children — are separate from him.
- Music boosts learning. Singing, listening to, and playing music improves spatial orientation and mathematical thinking.
- A baby has 300 separate bones at birth but by adulthood only 206. Why?
Because some bones, like the skull, fuse together later.
9. Until the age of six or seven months, a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. –
75% of adults reading this will try to do it!
10. The average 4-year-old asks 437 questions a day! (No big surprise there!)