This is really embarrassing and yes I feel really dumb so please don't answer this thread if you are going to be mean.
Can someone help me?
If bub was born on the 1st of August 2011 how many weeks is she? I get 21 but my mother says I'm doing it all wrong she says you calculate by the month I'm calculating by the week?? I'm so confused now
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29-12-2011 10:17 #1
Calculating your baby's age?
29-12-2011 10:24 #2
Dont feel dumb! Im subscribing because I have been wondering the exact same thing
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29-12-2011 10:25 #3
Don't be embarrassed....I was the same I was like what the hell do I do
I think it's a personal choice and you can either go by weeks or by months....so if bubs was born 1st Aug, and lets pretend today is 1st Jan, than I would say bubs is 5 months old.
But if you like to go by weeks, which I also do, then I would say bubs is 21 and a half weeks...
I think I went by weeks until DD was about 6 months and then it just got too hard to keep counting the weeks so I would say she's 6 months , 6 and a half months, 7 months and 1 week etc
I've been doing months up until now, next week I will say she's 2 and a bit I think as after 24 months, I can't be bothered to keep working out how old someones kid actually is when they say "36 months/29 months" etc......Yes I *can* work it out....I just cant be bothered to lol
29-12-2011 10:29 #4
She was born on a Monday so I say week to week on a Monday oh gawd my brain hurts!!
29-12-2011 10:42 #5Senior Member
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I think weeks matters more to mums than to most people (other than probably the mach nurses). So when most people ask how old a baby is, I find it is easier to tell them in months. For the first month or two only I would measure in weeks, but from then in months - you can always say nearly x months, or x and a bit months if you want to be more specific.
trust me, it will be easier on your brain!
29-12-2011 10:44 #6
I've found the general rule of thumb is up to 3 months you refer to their age in weeks and then up to 2 years you refer to their age in months, from then on in years.
29-12-2011 10:44 #7
29-12-2011 11:49 #8
Yep, sounds like what I do, DD2 was born 17 August which was a Wednesday so when the 17th rocks around each month I think, oh, she's 'x' months today, but generally when Wednesday rolls around every week I 'celebrate' her reaching another week... This week she turned 19 weeks! :-D
And I count age in weeks til about 6 months too... And I don't even say she's 'x and a half weeks', I just say for the whole week, she's 'x weeks' until the next Wednesday rolls around... Sorry, hope I haven't confused you, LOL...
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29-12-2011 11:56 #9
DD was born on July 1 2010, and the drs go by the 1st of each month. So that's what I do.
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29-12-2011 12:24 #10
Ok thanks girls..... Heaps!!!!
Sorry Shan you said 21 weeks to I missed that part. Ok so I am right in a way? Some do by week some by month....
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