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    Quote Originally Posted by lil miss View Post
    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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    Ah see so the same as DD born on the first day of month so you count in that whole month right because it's the 1st day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    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.


    There is no rule as such, but I find that in talking to people (except mums of new bubs) they don't seem to have a concept of what a '21 week old' baby should look like/be doing/etc, but they might have an idea of what a '5 month old' looks like/etc. People do understand up til 12 or 13 weeks though and so now that my bub is 13 weeks old today I will start going by months, but I will say things like '3 and a half' months.

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    21 weeks 4 days.

    It can be confusing straight after the whole pregnancy thing where you do week 1 of a pregnancy compared to 1 week pregnant….etc. I thought my 4 month old was 5 months old this morning - just baby brain at work there though.

    If you use the calendar & see the 1st is a monday then each monday from there represents a new week, until you get to this week (you will find 21 weeks & four days have passed). I use months now…so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    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.
    this, but i say shes 1.5 years rather than 19.5 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicket View Post
    21 weeks 4 days.

    It can be confusing straight after the whole pregnancy thing where you do week 1 of a pregnancy compared to 1 week pregnant….etc. I thought my 4 month old was 5 months old this morning - just baby brain at work there though.

    If you use the calendar & see the 1st is a monday then each monday from there represents a new week, until you get to this week (you will find 21 weeks & four days have passed). I use months now…so much easier.
    Thank you for this.

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    Dd is just over 8 months. I say 'just over', soon it will be '8 and a half months', and soon after that it will be 'almost 9 months'.

    She was born on the 24th, so each month on the 24th I increase her age by a month.

    In the early days, weeks and months can be quite different (rather than just assuming there are 4 weeks to a month) - 3 months is about 13 weeks rather than 12, and 4 months is over 17 weeks, not 16 weeks.

    As they get older the 'weeks and days' are less important and people start talking in months.

    I had to get my head around it at first, the mach nurses wanted to know *exactly* but no one else really cares that much they just want a general idea

    Some people in the know would say 'ah, you're still talking in weeks, she must be young'


 

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