Baby's Have More Bones Than Adults

Whe You are a Baby You have More Bones Than When You Are An Adult....What Do You Think??

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

ktur1101's picture
ktur1101 says:

idk U have isusses.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:43pm
EWatson02's picture
EWatson02 says:

It's true. The reason they have more bones is because there are many places where the bones simply haven't fused together yet. For instance, the innominate (the pelvic bone) is, in a youngster, in three separate bones, called the ilium, ischium, and pubis. These eventually fuse into one bone when the individual reaches adulthood.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:10pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

I thought it was the other way around!?

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 6:55pm
EWatson02's picture
EWatson02 says:

Nope. When you're born, not all of your bones are fused together yet. Ever felt a soft spot on a baby's head? That's there because those parts of the skull haven't come together yet (the lines where the separate bones meet are called "sutures"). This happens partly because it makes the birthing process easier (that's why a lot of newborns have pointy heads), and partly because it leaves room for your body to grow. If your bones were fused, they (and you) couldn't grow anymore.

All told, the adult human skeleton has around 206 bones (give or take a few due to variation). When you're a newborn, you have around 300.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:02pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

I have no clue but i'm thinking that an adult have more bones because a baby isn't develop fully yet.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 7:51am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I realy dont think babys have more bones the Adults

posted on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 6:42pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

It's true: see EWatson02's post above yours.

posted on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 10:23pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

When babies are born their skulls are mostly cartilage. The cartilage turns to bone. Ask any doctor or medical expert. I'm curently in a medical class in college. Babies have less bones.

posted on Mon, 10/26/2009 - 8:24pm
cass's picture
cass says:

Babies have 312 bones at birth. The full grown adult has 260. Fact! ;)

posted on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 8:02pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

it is complicated babies have more cartilage but technicality they are bone so thats why they have more. But if don't count the cartilage then babies have less bones

posted on Sat, 10/30/2010 - 11:18am
dr. jane's picture
dr. jane says:

anonymous you are wrong EWatson20 is right babies have more bones than adults.babies have like a pointed head because the head of the baby is no fused.

posted on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 12:52am
Guy Who Knows's picture
Guy Who Knows says:


Look under "Development."

posted on Thu, 07/14/2011 - 8:35am
Big Boy's picture
Big Boy says:

Very good question.... I think that people older than 1 have less bones than infants under 1.

posted on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:35pm
Ariana's picture
Ariana says:

Because when we are little we have small bones but when we get older are bones fuse (make one big bone) when we are a adult

posted on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 9:43am

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