99 Banned Baby Names That May Surprise You!

99 Banned Baby Names That May Surprise You!

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It’s the penultimate Fun Fact Friday! We reach the lofty mark of 100 Fun Fact Fridays next week! To mark this occasion we will be bringing our regular Friday interlude to YouTube, whoop! We’d really appreciate it if you would subscribe to our channel here and click the little bell to get notifications when we post new videos, enabling us to reach a larger audience and help us grow. This week we thought we’d mark our 99th Fun Fact with …

Babies Speak Dog!

Babies Speak Dog!

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  Despite little or no previous experience with dogs – babies were able to understand the meaning behind different dogs’ barks! A study from the Brigham Young University in Utah, USA, that took place in 2009, looked at 128 infants ranging from 6 months old to 2 years-old. The babies were first shown two images of the same dog showing two different emotions – in one the dog was in an aggressive posture with a threatening facial expression, whilst the …

Mumnesia Is Real!

Mumnesia Is Real

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  Mumnesia (you may have clocked this word a couple of weeks ago in week 95)… you may know it by its more familiar terms – baby brain, pregnancy brain or baby/pregnancy brain-fog. The term “mumnesia” is referencing the changes that happen to a woman’s brain during pregnancy and into early parenthood. Many women report forgetfulness, increased sensitivity and becoming less able to focus on logical tasks.     Studies say it doesn’t exist! A 2008 study from the University …

Babies Are Born with 100 Billion Neurones!

Babies Are Born with 100 Billion Neurones!

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  Here at Small Acorn, we love “Baby Brains”, from forgetful mums to the contents of newborns heads! The former is more than likely caused by the hormone shifts experienced during pregnancy and after birth, some suggest there is no such thing as “baby brain” (AKA pregnancy brain or mumnesia), whilst others claim it’s to enable a new mum’s brain to focus on the needs of her newborn. The latter, baby brains, is the subject of today’s Fun Fact! We …

Baby Cages Were Once All the Rage!

Baby Cages Were Once All the Rage!

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  There have been lots of questionable parenting practices over the years. We’ve even covered some of the more questionable experiments, such as the 11-day-old exhibiting the swimming reflex from week 64 and the “hanging babies from a stick” experiments from week 44. So what the hell is a baby cage? It’s a cage you hang out of a window, then place your doting child into so they can get some fresh air, in every season! Here are some photos …