Every year, May 2nd is observed as Baby Day. As the name suggests, it’s a day dedicated to young humans who are between the ages of newly born and 1 year old. Now, some people might consider their children older than a year to be a baby, but most experts agree.
Children 0-1 are babies, 1-3 are toddlers, and 5-12 are grade school-aged children. But perhaps we’re getting too far into semantics. The whole purpose of this holiday is for parents to celebrate their babies, for parents to learn better parenting techniques, and for people to donate baby clothes, diapers, and other necessities to families who are underprivileged.
The History Of Baby Day
At this moment, we’re unsure who invented Baby Day or when they invented it. It is a holiday that has evidently been around for a while because there are countless greeting cards, eCards, and other gifts for this holiday.
What we do know is why this holiday was invented. It was invented to help parents think more about the job of parenting and to learn new parenting skills. It was also conceived as a celebration of babies. After all, who doesn’t love these little members of our species?
Fun Facts About Babies
Since we’re on the subject of Baby Day, we might as well take the time to learn more about babies. With that being said, allow us to introduce the following fun facts about babies that we feel everyone will love and appreciate.
- Babies are born with 64 more bones than adults. During development, some of these 270 bones will fuse together, leaving adults with only 260 bones.
- Babies are born with a diving reflex that allows them to instinctively hold their breath when submerged in water.
- Babies double their birth weight by 5 months old and can triple it within the first year.
- Babies can’t recognize “salt tastes” until the age of 4 months old.
Observing Baby Day
Baby Day is a holiday that every person can feel free to observe in their own way. Parents are probably going to want to use this day to spend this day with their baby — heaping on them plenty of love and attention. Some parents are going to want to also use this day to learn modern parenting techniques that they don’t already know so they can add to their parental arsenal of tools.
Some people are going to want to use this day to donate diapers, toys, and other baby essentials to underprivileged families, or throw a fundraiser that raises money for the same cause. No matter how a person celebrates this holiday, however, they should take the time to spread the word about this holiday online using the hashtag #BabyDay.