Most babies can do the following surprising things to us:
1. They can hear everything! Babies hear extremely well: they receive up to 20 000 vibrations per minute, while adults receive only 14 000. The fetus begins to react to sounds since the beginning of the week to the 24th week of pregnancy and after delivery they easily distinguish their mother's voice from the sound of those other people.
2. To distinguish from native language and a foreign language, mimic plays an important role for the baby. In the United States, tests were made: to baby some video recordings in English but with no sound played. Then another tape without sound played, but recorded in French. Infants showed clearly more interest to the French videotape than those recorded in their native language because they considered familiar British record. Unfortunately, this ability is lost after the age of 6 months.
3. Prattling by hand. Research has shown that babies who grow up confronted with a sign language also try to communicate with their hands. They do it (as in the case of learning foreign languages) slow and steady in early-they prattle with a hand!
4. I was watching a mummy! Long before humans can speak they understand what other people say. It seems that babies understand through observing the mimic those nearby. So, mummy, be careful when you say something!
5. The older they are the smarter they get? That's what we think. Researchers have found that when we go through life we lose some of our ability, especially the ability to learn. This ability is most effective at 6 months. So, the idea that they are young and they cannot or do not know is just an illusion.
6. I like your father! During the first days of life the new generation seems to resemble to the Father. This is just a joke nature plays: it has been decided that the Fathers so that all of the world-long before genetic testing was created - can recognize them and take care of their babies and their mothers.
7. Small Einstein. 'Maria has 21 candies and gets another 19. Tommy has 51. Who has more candy?' Of course, who knows how to add knows the answer. Here is what the tests say: even some children who do not know how to add can indicate the correct answer. They have great intuition!
8. What you are looking at?! It is not difficult at all for adults to distinguish human faces from one another even though they may look the same. However, when we have to distinguish between the two figures that resemble monkeys we really do not. Not the same thing happened to the baby. Tests have proven that they have this ability, but they lost it in time.
9. Be able to taste and smell and have shown preferences for their own mother...