The word “baby” instantly brings to mind an image of something cute, adorable, chubby, and innocent. Surely, babies are all of that. But, there is much more to those big round eyes, soft skin, and rosy lips. It is a general notion that babies don’t understand much of anything and have limited abilities. Though this may be somewhat true, there are some marvelous facts about babies that one must know. Check out this list to learn a little about such facts.
1. Babies develop a sense of gender identity by the age of three and start behaving accordingly.
Babies are born with specific biological characteristics that determine their sex. “Gender identity” develops when a baby begins to express itself as a “girl” or a “boy.” Research says that though this sense develops fully by the age of three, the foundation is laid starting at birth. Unconsciously, parents tend to treat a girl child and a boy child in a different manner. By their second birthday, babies can understand physical differences between girls and boys, and by the age of three, they can identify themselves as one or the other. This sense also brings with it an innate fondness towards dolls for a girl child and an appetite for building blocks for a boy child. Some common behavior differences seen are: girls choose pink colors, whereas boys choose blue; girls opt for longer and bedecked hair, whereas boys go for crew cuts; girls like to play with tea sets or doll house, whereas boys prefer football.(source)