do you know what part of the body babies are not born with?

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Laura - posted on 05/04/2009

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Yep Knee caps.... oh and attitude, oh wait thats not a body part... till they're teenagers!lol

Natalie - posted on 05/04/2009

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well i never knew that ! thats really intresting ! ......jennifer - I meant skull, not sure why i said brian ha ha ha ! I'm a silly moo.

it makes sense about the knee thing tho because their legs are so flexible, ...so how does the knee cap come about then ? like when they are of age what happens ?

Ashley - posted on 05/04/2009

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i remember hearing something about their knee caps taking a year or two to develop

Morag - posted on 05/04/2009

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The ability to understand the word no... ? Toes that don't automatically curl up when you are trying to put shoes on? Well I know they are born with a voice box and like to prove this fact regularly...

The knee thing always makes me go ewwww.

Zory - posted on 05/04/2009

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Knee Caps!! The kneecaps are there, only not ossified. The ossification happens much later, when the child is around three years old, in the case of females, and four to five years in the case of males. There is no clear answer yet as to why this happens. Tests have shown that tissue ossification happens only when it has to bear body weight. It seems like it is good biological strategy

Jami - posted on 05/04/2009

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They are born with everything they will need to survive though most are correct by stating that there are many bones that do not calcify and/or fuse(the skull) until either a certain age or a certain amount of weight bearing has been done. Same thing when we are old, the more you use your bones the stronger they are. That is why you always here people encouraging weight bearing excersises for older people to prevent osteoporosis. And, as for the skull, when it has not fused due to brain growth thses are the "soft spots" everyone knows about with babies. the top one fuses earlier than the back one, and happens...or should happen by a certain age and has to do with the room the brain needs. There is a spot in our femur (thigh) that is called the epiphyseal (spelling may be incorrect) line which is open until about 18 yrs of age and when that closes...guess what that is your heigth. You won't get any taller without that open. My point is there are so many processes that the bones go through during a lifetime and everyone is focusing on bones so I wanted to give you some facts. As for being born without a part of your body will not happen unless there is some kind of abnormality. If you need it it is there maybe just not done developing:)

Have a great day!

Kerrie - posted on 05/04/2009

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Quoting Rhian:

two things, teeth, and the kneecaps develope between the ages of 2 and 6,



How did nobody else mention teeth, can't believe I didn't think of that lol

Ann - posted on 05/04/2009

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kneecaps!! not until about 2 I think :) weird but I felt my daughters knees when I heard that and doesnt seem to be anything there!!

Casey - posted on 05/03/2009

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Quoting Kelley:

many, many bones are not formed yet or not yet fused into their final form. For example, the sternum and coccyx. And many bones are still represented as hyaline cartilage models yet to be ossified (as in the patella - knee caps, everyone's favorite example)


physical anthropologist?

Rose - posted on 05/03/2009

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knee caps. and a few bone are not goined un till there older. a baby has more bones than a adult

Kelley - posted on 05/03/2009

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many, many bones are not formed yet or not yet fused into their final form. For example, the sternum and coccyx. And many bones are still represented as hyaline cartilage models yet to be ossified (as in the patella - knee caps, everyone's favorite example)

Shawna - posted on 05/03/2009

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I just did some reading and babies do have knew caps. Normally babies are born with kneecaps. Kneecaps only start to turn bony (ossify) at 3 years of age, before that they are made of cartilage.
There is a condition known as 'Nail Patella Syndrome' where a baby could be born without kneecaps.

Krystal - posted on 05/03/2009

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OOOh! I know this one. My hubby has mentioned it several times in the last week. Knee caps.

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2009

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It's really knee caps. The why of this is because of crawling, it hurts to crawl when you have knee caps. knee caps don't develop until the child starts walking regularly.

Melissa - posted on 05/03/2009

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I think their little bones arnt completely hard yet, alot of bones in their feet havent formed yet (still cartalige).

Natalie - posted on 05/03/2009

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is it really knee caps ? I know the brain knits in together after birth, it's felixble when they are born (at top of head)

Briget - posted on 05/03/2009

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Quoting Holly:

do you know what part of the body babies are not born with?




knee caps

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