Fun Baby Facts - Answers

1 - The most babies a couple ever had is 69.

The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707–c.1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.


2 - The oldest woman to give birth was 72 years old.

Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a son, Arman, on April 19, 2016, after nearly five decades of marriage and two unsuccessful IVF tries. Kaur stated her age as 70 at the time of birth, but the clinic where she had IVF treatments stated she was 72.


3 - The most babies born from one pregnancy is 9 (updated May 4th, 2021).

Your answer sheet might show 8 as the correct answer if it was printed before May 4th, 2021.

BAMAKO, Mali -- [ On May 4th, 2021 ] A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once — after expecting seven, according to Mali's Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born. It appeared to be the first time on record that a woman had given birth to nine surviving babies at once.


4 - The odds of delivering twins are 1 in 33.

As of 2013, twins accounted for about 3 in 100 (or 1 in 33) births in the United States. And 1 in 837 births were triplets or higher order multiples.


5 - While adults have 206 bones, newborns have 300.

A baby's body has about 300 bones at birth. These eventually fuse (grow together) to form the 206 bones that adults have. 


6 - Newborns don't have kneecaps.

Babies are born with cartilage that resembles a kneecap, but the actual kneecap won’t develop until 6 or 7 months – just in time to start crawling.


7 - A newborn's height is 20 inches on average.

The average length of full-term babies at birth is 20 in. (50 cm), although the normal range is 18 in. (45.7 cm) to 22 in. (60 cm).


8 - A newborn's weight is 7.5 lbs on average.

The average birth weight for babies is around 7.5 lb (3.5 kg), although between 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) and 10 lb (4.5 kg) is considered normal.


9 - Newborns will double their weight by 6 months.

By age 6 months, most babies have doubled their birth weight.


10 - Babies wear 3,000 diapers during their first year.

Parents usually change at least 10 soiled or wet diapers daily during the first month, then around 8 diapers daily for the remainder of the first year. This equals to around 3000 diapers in the first year.


11 - Parents lose 1,050 hours of sleep in the first year.

According to the new research into the sleeping habits of people from across the UK, parents are getting just 5.1 hours of sleep per night in the first year of their child's life. This suggests that the average new parent loses 2.9 hours of sleep per night below the eight hours recommended minimum. This equates to a sleep loss of 20.3 hours per week, making up 1,055.6 hours lost in the first year of a child's life.


12 - Newborns sleep around 16 hours per day.

Generally, newborns sleep about 8 to 9 hours in the daytime and about 8 hours at night. This equals to around 16 to 17 hours a day.