• Question: Why do babies cry when they’re born?

    Asked by amin@h to Sameed, Jose, Joanna, Heidi, Chris on 21 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Joanna Barstow

      Joanna Barstow answered on 21 Nov 2019:

      Probably because it’s a shock! Imagine you’re somewhere warm and cosy and safe, and then you get squeezed quite roughly through a fairly narrow tunnel before you emerge somewhere that’s big and cold, and there are more lights and sounds and smells than you knew existed. Anyone would cry!