One size definitely doesn’t fit all, particularly when it comes to realizing your itty-bitty baby isn’t so itty-bitty anymore.
Yesterday we posted on the 11 entirely unscientific ways we knew our babies weren’t newborns anymore. And many of you responded with your own methodology.
Here are some of our favorite responses about when you knew your baby was no longer a newborn:
They start screaming and start pulling the crap out of your hair, then laugh about it.
When you see a younger, smaller baby…and it gets more attention than yours…
Drool kicked in
Mine was born a 3-month-old! LOL . . . Never even fit newborn clothes/diapers . . . I’d say when she say up on her own I realized it!
Premie clothes wouldn’t fit.
When he stopped falling asleep anytime, anywhere.
When she didn’t need a swaddle to sleep anymore.
When she started making icky faces while eating food.
It hits me now . . . She will be 7 months on Saturday . . .She sits up on her own, crawls, stands up on her own, carries on a baby talk conversation (including yelling or slapping me to get my attention), giggles, waves, eats crackers and cookies, knows how to give kisses. Ugh I’m crying!!!
He laughed out loud.
When they started sleeping through the night.
When she called me “Mama” the first time . . . I felt truly like mom at that point . . . now I wish she’d stop screaming my name all the time!!
When newborn clothes at the store looked SO tiny.
When he wouldn’t snuggle on my chest anymore!
When she calls me to have some baby conversations and thinks she’s sooooo big.
I would try to tuck him in like a burrito and he would unwrap himself.
When he got head control.
- Sarah Krill
When he didn’t look like an old wrinkly man anymore.
When she didn’t fall asleep in my arms anymore.
She drove out of our driveway.
- Boomer Grandparents
My baby is 1 and it never occurred to me that she wasn’t a newborn anymore . . .
When he grew out of the infant car seat at 9 months . . . They grow waaaay too fast.
When she laughed at silly faces I made at her.
When his umbilical cord fell off. I cried like an idiot.
When I was watching birth videos on FB and YouTube, and realized the 1-year-old I was nursing was no longer a baby, but a toddler! I need another baby!
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