Incredible Baby Trivia: 70+ Unbelievable Facts About Newborns

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 12, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jan 08, 2021
Edited by Flora Wilson
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A baby shower is an excellent way for expecting parents to celebrate the birth of their newborn. Expecting mothers normally have a lot of questions, so having some fun games at their baby shower can help them feel at ease.

This list has some fun questions to help answer those queries. Whether you are a new mom-to-be or you are expecting another child, you might just find some valuable information from reading these quizzes. These trivia questions cover a variety of important and surprising facts about babies and pregnancy.

Parenthood can be a challenge so to have a fun way to learn about babies and how to take care of them is always a relief to any new parent. You can also read through these baby shower trivia quizzes to recall things you already knew, learn new details, and then share important notes with other parents.

Playing such trivia games during baby shows can also be fun, educational, and entertaining.

Pregnancy Trivia Questions

Let's ease those anxious thoughts with a sprinkle of joy - pregnancy trivia! Just like each baby's first laugh or step, every pregnancy journey is unique. As we dive into these fun tidbits, you'll gain a sneak peek of the magical rollercoaster ahead. Oh, the fun we'll have! And remember, amidst all the fun, we're also gaining invaluable insights.

1. Question: When will the baby's fingerprints develop?

Answer: First three months of pregnancy.

2. Question: How many diapers are needed for a newborn baby per day?

Answer: About 10.

3. Question: When do newborn babies open their eyes?

Answer: A few minutes after birth.

4. Question: At what age does a baby's birth weight double?

Answer: Within four to six months.

5. Question: How long does an average pregnancy last for a human?

Answer: 40 weeks/280 days on average.

6. Question: Which color is considered to be the most common eye color for babies?

Answer: Brown.

7. Question: Can a baby taste food while it is in the womb?

Answer: Yes.

8. Question: Can you correctly estimate the exact due date of your baby?

Answer: No.

9. Question: How much sleep does a new mom-to-be need?

Answer: Seven to nine hours.

10. Question: Which color is generally the first color babies recognize?

Answer: Black.

11. Question: What are the most common food cravings pregnant mothers have across the world?

Answer: Ice cream and chocolate.

Baby Shower Trivia Questions

Are you hosting the next baby shower party for your best friend and looking forward to planning everything? Trivia can also be one of the fun baby shower games that you can include in your list of party games.

These baby shower questions can surely be a hit at any party. Not only will it stir up some friendly competition, but it's also a sweet way to celebrate the joyous journey of parenthood.

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12. Question: What is the average weight of a newborn baby?

Answer: 5.5-8.8 lb (2.5-4 kg).

13. Question: How long does the newborn stage last?

Answer: First four weeks.

14. Question: What is the first sense that the baby acquires after birth?

Answer: Touch.

15. Question: Babies do not cry with actual tears till they are what age?

Answer: A month old.

16. Question: How long do newborns sleep per day?

Answer: About 14-17 hours.

17. Question: By which month do babies start rolling over?

Answer: Four.

18. Question: When do babies develop their vision?

Answer: Generally, one week after birth.

19. Question: At which month can babies taste salt?

Answer: Three.

20. Question: How often should you feed your baby?

Answer: Every two to three hours.

21. Question: How often should new parents bathe their baby in a week?

Answer: Not more than thrice.

22. Question: When does the baby's umbilical come off after birth?

Answer: 5-15 weeks.

23. Question: When can you bathe the baby for the first time?

Answer: After the umbilical stump falls off.

24. Question: When do babies start sitting up?

Answer: About six months.

Random Baby Facts Trivia

These questions cover some interesting facts about babies that you may not have heard about. Some of the questions are related to the science behind how babies behave while others will introduce you to interesting facts you may not have heard about.

From the charming science of baby behavior to jaw-dropping trivia you might never have stumbled upon, we've got it all covered. Consider this your fun, friendly challenge to test your knowledge.

25. Question: At what age do babies start recognizing themselves in the mirror?

Answer: One to two years.

26. Question: What is the grasp of a newborn baby called?

Answer: Palmar grasp reflex.

27. Question: How many bones does a baby generally have?

Answer: Around 300.

28. Question: Are babies generally born without kneecaps?

Answer: Yes.

29. Question: When does a baby start to smile?

Answer: Six to eight weeks.

30. Question: At what age do babies start learning to talk?

Answer: One to two years.

31. Question: What unique abilities are babies born with?

Answer: Hold their breath and swim.

32. Question: Which is the first sense a baby acquires in the womb?

Answer: Smell.

33. Question: What was the weight of the smallest surviving baby ever born as of 2023?

Answer: 0.54 lb (0.24 kg).

34. Question: What color do babies recognize first when their colored vision begins to develop?

Answer: Red.

35. Question: What is the record for the most babies born to a single woman, as of 2023?

Answer: 69.

36. Question: In which month are the most babies born in the US as of 2023?

Answer: August.

37. Question: How long does it take for a baby after it's born to recognize people or differentiate between familiar and unfamiliar faces?

Answer: Approximately three months.

38. Question: How many babies are born every second in the US as of 2023?

Answer: One every eight seconds.

39. Question: How many babies are born each day in the world as of 2023?

Answer: About 385,000.

40. Question: What are considered to be the most popular baby shower gifts?

Answer: Clothes or a crib.

41. Question: At what age do babies generally say their first word?

Answer: One year.

42. Question: What is the average age that a baby starts walking?

Answer: One year.

43. Question: What is the most classic baby shower game?

Answer: Baby Bingo.

44. Question: Do babies lose hair?

Answer: Yes.

45. Question: Does a baby's brain develop at a rapid speed by the time they turn one?

Answer: Yes.

46. Question: Can babies below the age of three form memories?

Answer: No.

47. Question: A baby's brain is only functional enough to perform language acquisition until it reaches which age?

Answer: Four years.

48. Question: A baby's ear is the only sensory organ that is fully developed and reaches its full size before its birth. True or false?

Answer: True.

49. Question: For the first few months, a human baby will urinate at least every 20 minutes. True or false?

Answer: True.

50. Question: Can babies cry in the womb?

Answer: Yes.

51. Question: What is the heart rate of a newborn baby?

Answer: 180 bpm.

52. Question: What is the heart rate of a toddler?

Answer: 115 bpm.

Unique Baby Trivia Facts Across The World And History

Ever wondered about the colorful tapestry of baby celebrations around the world? Every corner of our planet, every community, brings with it enchanting traditions to welcome a new life. Let's embark on a trivia quest across cultures and time, unearthing amazing facts and stories about babies. Ready for an adventure? Let's jet set and go!

53. Question: The color pink was associated with baby boys at the beginning of the 20th century. True or false?

Answer: True.

54. Question: Name the baby born with the highest number of teeth: 12.

Answer: Sean Keaney of the UK.

55. Question: What is forbidden for pregnant Turkish women?

Answer: Monkeys, bears, and camels.

56. Question: Who was the lightest baby to survive ever?

Answer: Sabie, born at 8.6 oz (245 g).

57. Question: What was the weight of the heaviest baby ever born?

Answer: Approximately 22.5 lb (10.2 kg).

58. Question: What is the highest number of babies to survive in a single pregnancy?

Answer: Eight.

59. Question: For buying a pacifier in England, one will have to ask for a _.

Answer: Dummy.

60. Question: What is Japanese for a baby?

Answer: Akachan.

61. Question: What are baby shower parties known as in South Africa?

Answer: Stork parties.

62. Question: What are disposable diapers called in South Africa?

Answer: Disposables.

63. Question: What is the baby shower equivalent in India?

Answer: Godh Bharai.

64. Question: What is the first thing to do in the Netherlands when a woman is found pregnant?

Answer: Visit a local midwife.

65. Question: What is the traditional snack to celebrate a birth in the Netherlands?

Answer: Beschuit met muisjes.

66. Question: What is traditional Japanese food served on the arrival of a new baby?

Answer: Sekihan.

Celebrity Baby Trivia

Remember when we would huddle up with glossy magazines, dreaming of a sprinkle of that celebrity magic in our lives? Let's channel that excitement into our baby trivia today!

Looking up to celebrity baby showers can spark up your party. Get ready for a fabulous, glamorous journey into the world of celebrity baby trivia! Let's roll out the red carpet, shall we?

67. Question: What was the most special thing about Khloe Kardashian's baby shower? 

Answer: Elephant sculptures made from flowers.

68. Question: What was the color scheme for Ximena Duque's baby shower?

Answer: Pink and grey. 

69. Question: What was the theme of 'Fixer Upper' star Joanna Gaines's baby shower for her fifth boy, Crew Gaines? Hint: it had balloons and books!

Answer: Baby's Got Books.

70. Question: What was the theme of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's baby shower that featured blue, white, and gold decor?

Answer: Heaven Sent.

71. Question: Candice Swanepoel planned a unique theme to pay homage to her South African roots. What was the theme of her baby shower?

Answer: Safari.

72. Question: Which Hollywood icon's mother co-founded the organization Planned Parenthood with Margaret Sanger?

Answer: Katharine Hepburn.

73. Question: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's adoptive children have been compared to what entertainer's Rainbow Tribe?

Answer: Josephine Baker.

74. Question: Mary Wollstonecraft's daughter would go on to write what horror classic?

Answer: 'Frankenstein'.

75. Question: Rose Kennedy outlived how many of her nine children?

Answer: Four.

76. Question: What is Meghan and Harry’s son's full name?

Answer: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

 

And there you have it, trivia-loving comrades, a whirlwind tour through the captivating world of newborns! We've uncovered incredible facts, from the astounding capabilities of those tiny hands to the heartwarming traditions celebrated across the globe.

But remember, knowledge is just the beginning. As you embark on your parenting journey, take these tidbits and weave them into the fabric of your family's story. Cherish the moments, embrace the unknown, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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