Charles Darwin began gathering data on the natural history of babies immediately upon the birth of his first child, William Erasmus Darwin, on 27 December 1839. During the first seven days after birth, he recorded William’s sneezing, hiccupping, yawning, stretching, suckling, screaming, and reaction to tickling. These observations continued into 1841 and were published in the journal Mind in 1877.

Tim M Berra gives ten facts about Charles Darwin’s ten children on the OUPblog.

Charles Darwin began gathering data on the natural history of babies immediately upon the birth of his first child, William Erasmus Darwin, on 27 December 1839. During the first seven days after birth, he recorded William’s sneezing, hiccupping, yawning, stretching, suckling, screaming, and reaction to tickling. These observations continued into 1841 and were published in the journal Mind in 1877.

Tim M Berra gives ten facts about Charles Darwin’s ten children on the OUPblog.