The total number of bones in the average adult human body is 206!
We need these 206 very important bones for lots of things – without them, we would be wiggly like a jellyfish or droopy like a ragdoll! Our bones also help to protect the very special organs inside of our bodies, and they make it possible for us to move our hands, arms, legs, necks, and more!
When a baby is born, it has over 300 bones, but as you grow up, some of these softer or smaller bones fuse together, leaving you with 206 by the time you're fully grown! Having fewer bones that are harder, instead of more bones that are weaker, helps you to be strong, tough, and ready to take on the world!