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Did you know that babies have 100 more bones than adults?

Did you know that babies have 100 more bones than adults? Why you ask? It is because as babies grow, their smaller bones will fuse together creating larger bones. New borns have approximately 305 bones. Adults have 206 bones. The process of a bone developing is called ossification. It starts around the eighth week as an embryo. The bones start out very flexible as it is mostly cartilage. This is necessary to be able to grow properly.…