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Baby Story...

So, since I am on holiday break, I have been able to watch episodes of "Baby Story."
What I don't understand is that most of the mothers refer to their child's age in months. For example, "My baby is 22 months old." Um, why not say "almost two, etc?"
I stopped referring to my children's age in months after they were a year old. Just seems odd to prolong it any longer. "My baby is 13 months old!"....why not "a year?"

What are your thoughts?

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There are so many different developmental milestones that happen all the way to 2. My son has always been at the 95% in height and 75% in weight. Basically, he's a big boy. I used the month thing up until about 2 to explain that my child wasn't developmentally disabled for how old he looked, that he was actually 6mths to a year younger than you thought. After 2 I think the month thing is unnecessary (even though I still find myself saying to people "um, no he's actually 3 lol).

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That actually makes sense the way you put it! Smile

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I used months as well until she hit 2 - now I say she is 2 1/2 because it's easier then having to remember months Smile

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Yea I always say Months. My DD2 is 21 months, but she looks barely one. She's so tiny.

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We still say months too, because if I'm going to go to the effort of saying 1 and a half, I might as well just say 19 mos. Cause obviously, I wouldn't just say, 'She's 1' at this point, because that can mean so much!

That said, I can totally remember before I had kids, people saying their kid's age in months, and hating it because it meant I had to compute how old they were, and I always thought the same- why not just say 1, or whatever....but I obviously feel differently about it now! Smile

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Using months makes more sense. If you compared a 12 month old to a 23 month old it wouldn't be fair. They are both 1 year old, but they would have completely different abilities - physically, verbally and cognitively etc. Now that my little one is 2 I won't use months anymore. I'd just say 2 or 2 1/2 yrs etc.

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...so...from what everyone is saying...2 is the lucky number in which you stop using months! Understood!! Smile

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The months thing irritates me too, so I don't do it. I've said things like, "Almost one" "Almost one and a half" and now, "Nearly two". It's easier for me Smile

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For me it depends on who's asking. There are some people I know can't do the math and I just approximate, but others who want the specifics so I give it to them.

My son is almost 3, or "he'll be 3 in January" cause I can't do the math right now to figure out how many months he is. Lol

But my daughter is almost 13 weeks, but not quite 3 months old (even though 12 divided by 4 is 3) because she was born on the 29th of the month and today is only the 26th. My Gramma counts the day of the month, not the weeks.

Same goes with the weeks during pregnancy versus the trimesters... but that's my two cents. Wink

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I usually use months when under one. Than after one I'll say he'll be two in February. That way they can do the math.