• Question: how many bones does a baby have

    Asked by sarahs to Angela on 20 Nov 2013.
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      Angela Stevenson answered on 20 Nov 2013:

      Hi Sarah, excellent question 🙂 Babies have 270 bones when they are born, and this number drops to 206 by the time they are adults. You might ask why? Well, many bones making up the skull and the spine fuse together as the body grows and becomes older. Hope that helps 🙂