Tuesday, March 2, 2010

February Baby Quiz Answers

Here are the answers from last week's quiz.

1. How many bones are in a baby's body? Answer: 300. As babies get older, some of the bones join together, which is why adults only have 206 bones.

2. True or False: Babies' brains have more cells than adults? Answer: True. As babies grow and develop, unused cells (or neurons) are eliminated. There has been a lot of fascinating research about brain development over the last few years!

3. On average, babies will triple their birth weight by what age? Answer: 1 year.

4. How many colds does the average child have in the first 2 years? Answer: 8-10.

5. Generally, how loud (in decibels) is a baby's cry? Answer: 110-115. Normal speaking is usually about 60 decibels. The "safe" maximum level of noise is 90 decibels, so it's a good thing the amount of time a baby cries usually peaks at 6 to 8 weeks of age!


  1. 110-115 is quite loud!

  2. Yes it is!! But it does make sense in that babies' cries have to be loud enough to wake very sleepy parents when necessary.