Are there really growth spurts?

Some parts of the body grow faster than others, which explains why a baby’s proportions are very different from those of an adult.  A newborn’s head accounts for one-quarter of its body length… the brain is relatively large and well developed.  By contrast, the head of an adult is less than one-seventh of total body length.  A baby’s legs are about one-third its length, while an adult’s legs are half the body’s length.

Amazing isn’t it?


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