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Sun, Oct. 19th, 2008, 11:21 pm

Can anyone point me at some kind of baby timeline thing? I seem to be operating on a whole different set of assumptions as to when the boy is going to start doing things. He's already able to roll on his side and seems more than capable of communicating in his own crazy baby tongue (for example, Angwa means either "Mom", "Food", "Hungry" or "Boobs") and no longer cries so much as he complains at length in an angry tone - so not so much "Wah Wah" as "gur flabibba gum blooh". Furthermore, he is now, at less than three months old, stretching the six month baby clothes and I can only assume we're about three weeks away from the booze and smokes stage.

Mon, Oct. 20th, 2008 12:47 am (UTC)

Sound like you are looking for something on infant developmental milestones.


You can also get from the baby nurse or from http://www.healthpromotion.ie/
A Child Health Record booklet which allows you to keep a record of your baby's development. The booklet contains a height and weight chart, immunisation timetable, record of illness, dental and developmental milestones.

Most of the milestones will have a +/- to the number of weeks/months by which an infant or child should have reached a certain mile stone, as there is a range which is considered the norm.

And yes babies do seem to be a lot bigger then they used to, but the average birth weight has gone from in and around 5 pounds to in and around 8 pounds and currently my niece who is not yet 10 months is too big for 1 year old clothes.

Mon, Oct. 20th, 2008 12:53 am (UTC)

Oh forgot to mention that infants these days usually score a lot higher on the social stuff and making sounds due to the fact we don't stick them out in the pram in the garden and spend a lot more time interacting and talking to them then what was done 20/30 years ago.

Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)

That makes some sense alright. I make a point of talking to him, face to face for at least half an hour a night, more if he's being fretful - conversing, moving his arms and legs around, that kind of thing. It seems to settle him down a lot better now, too.

The timeline link you had there tells me a lot though.

Wed, Oct. 22nd, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)

Glad you found it helpful.
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Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)

If I thought I could get away with it, I'd have the little sod strapped to my back and kicking dice across a table at Gaelcon but I can't imagine Brid will go for that one....

Mon, Oct. 20th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)

The cynic in me says that they lied to you when they told you the sizes of the baby clothes in order for you to buy more clothes more often.

Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)

The cynic in me agrees, they all vary too, the 1-3 months from some suppliers are the same size as the 6-9 months from another supplier. Its like all these people never got together and settled on what size babies are.

Mon, Oct. 20th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)

Cor. Those things grow? Like, they do stuff after I send 'em packin'? What's the point of that?

Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)

They don't really do much, you can roughly approximate how much cool stuff they're going to do by the toys they have, so right now he's cute and wiggles and all that and his toys are cute and perform very simple functions. In a few months he should be the human equivalent of colourful cubes.