Every second, somewhere in the world, 4.45 babies are born and 1.8 people die.
A newborn baby has around 300 bones. Many of these fuse together to leave an adult with 206.
The first baby born in Antarctica, Emilio Marcos Palma, was born in 1978.
Research has shown that men are better than women at detecting the smell of newborn babies. Trials at the Munich Institute of Medical Psychology in 2001 showed that men were more successful than women at correctly identifying from the smell whether T-shirts had been worn by babies or older children.
A baby platypus or echidna is a puggle, a baby alpaca is a cria, a baby hawk is an eyas, a baby jellyfish is an ephyna and a baby hare is a leveret.
The word 'infant' comes from the Latin 'infans', which means 'unable to speak'.
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