Why are babies in the womb for 9 months but aren't 9 months when they're born?
What Girls Said 6
Because thats how old it is inside of the womb. We start counting age after a child takes their first breath outside of the womb.2
Because the nervous system is one of the last to fully develop so a baby is not cognicent until they're born (the brain develops befor this happens obviously but they do not function completely on their own until birth)0
Actually in some countries that is counted, like in Korea.0
Because they were nothing 9 months ago and they still wouldn't be something alive (with a soul) even at a certain number of months. I think0
Because imagine having a nine month old baby coming out of a woman's vagina it would never go back to normal plus the baby has to have time to develop0
What Guys Said 7
In some countries that is actually counted while some here in the United States only start counting it's age after it's born.0
It is because date of conception and date of birth are different. In technicalities a baby is 9 months old when born but since age is calculated from the start of birth they start as a newborn then progress from there. ~ MrsGrimm0
Born, when they leave the womb0
At what point is a cake a cake?0
You telling me I'm already 21?
Why isn't a cake a cake once in the oven? Because there's a process involved where it becomes a cake.0