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Daily Smart Fact #24: How to Lose 23 lbs and 12 oz in 1 day. Have the World’s Largest Baby.

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Takeaway: The world’s largest baby to ever be born was 23 lbs, 12 oz and 30 whopping inches.  To put that into context: you know how people give the analogy that giving birth is like forcing a watermelon through the size of a lemon?  Well, the average weight of a watermelon is 3 lbs.  So the mother to the world’s largest baby was carrying around EIGHT watermelons.

Today’s post is dedicated to babies, because Eric and I are the proud auntie and uncle to our new baby niece – Hana Bahn Feng!  We were at the hospital last night awaiting her arrival and it spurred me this morning to check out some cool baby facts.

Here’s what I found:

  1. The biggest baby ever born was 23 lbs and 12 oz but died only after 11 hours of life.  The biggest baby ever to be born and survive was 22 lbs, 8 oz in Italy.  It must be all that pasta! (Source: Pregnancy & Baby)
  2. May babies are the heaviest babies, weighing an average of 200 grams more than their non-May baby peers.  I found this fact in multiple places but can’t seem to find the explanation behind this.  (Source: Online Nurse Practitioners)
  3. Men are best at changing diapers: on average they take about 1 minute to change diapers whereas women take about 2 minutes on average.  So…NO EXCUSES MEN, change your baby’s diapers. 🙂 (Source: Infobarrel)
  4. Breast Milk can benefit adults: Some adults are taking breast milk to help fight some diseases like Crohn’s Disease and Cancer.  Just additional evidence that women are freaking awesome. (Source: Yahoo Associated Content)
  5. Babies can’t cry: That’s right, you heard me, they can’t technically cry.  They don’t produce tears until about 3 weeks in and in some cases not until 4 or 5 months.  I just rocked your world.  (Source: Online Nurse Practitioners)
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Written by Bea

June 15, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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  1. Don’t forget about the placenta, umbilical cord, and the sheer weight of amniotic fluid that the baby is swimming in before it pops out. That’s easily another couple pounds of weight loss in a day!

    Evelyn

    March 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    • Evelyn, that’s very true! Maybe I should update my post’s title to say “How to lose 23lbs + a couple extra pounds, in 1 day.” Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂

      Bea

      March 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm


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