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My Favorite Age – What's Yours?

By Roni |

Little Bean is entering my favorite stage of babyhood! 9 months. He has a few weeks to go but already exhibiting everything I love about this age.

I may joke about him getting into trouble now that he’s crawling but the truth is: I love it! He’s shows an interest in everything. He’s still small enough to wear. He can’t talk back (I can appreciate this with a six-year-old in the house.) He’s easily distracted by the simplest things. And he smiles ALL. THE. TIME.

Case in point: While writing this I planned to snap a quick picture of him playing on the floor to use in the post. He noticed and just HAD to come and investigate….

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My Favorite Age - What's Yours?


Just taking a quick pic of him playing.

How cute was that? He just want to check out everything!

Of course there are things I don’t like about this stage: The separation anxiety, the back arching, the crying when you have to take something away, but — and I learned this from my first — parenting will never be as fun or as easy as it is right now. It only gets more complicated as they get older. I still love it, but it’s not as simple. Moms of older kids, do you agree?

Do you have favorite age? What do you like about it?

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5 thoughts on “My Favorite Age – What's Yours?

  1. Cass says:

    I definitely agree. My kids aren’t too much older. I have a 3 y/o (will be 4 in just two weeks!) a 2 y/o, and an 8 month old, and I have to say my 8 month old is by far the easiest. When my older kids were babies they were just as easy but now that they are in the toddler/preschooler age they can get a bit crazy… to say the least. But, my sweet little 8 month old baby girl is the most pleasant to be around. No talking back, is happy when fed and dry, plays on her own so I can have a much needed shower without her knocking on the door wanting to come in too, is happier to be playing on the floor with her brothers then being held, she wants to be one of the gang. And I think I am a bit lucky with the separation anxiety, my 8 month old is very good about being left with mom mother-in-law/go-to babysitter. When my 2 y/o was this age he wouldn’t let me get more then 2 inches away from him if there was a ‘stranger’ in the room. And by ‘stranger’ that means anyone who wasn’t his mom, dad, or older brother. And he was like that up until my baby girl was born, I think she helped him come out of his shell a bit. I love this age and, while I will be happy to see all of the thing my baby girl will grow to do, I will be sad to see this stage go. But I shan’t fret I am pregnant with #4 due who is due in May 2012. So I will cherish this time with my 8 month old and embrace the stages to come and I will look forward to doing it all again with my next baby.

  2. Meagan says:

    I’ve spent a lot of time around kids… especially toddlers and preschool age, and I’ve done a lot of time reading about child development. Babies on the other hand are a compete mystery to me. Even obsessively googling, I have no idea what to expect at what age and no idea what he’s capable of or understanding. My bub is 6 months and so far every age past about 2 months is awesome, and exponentially better than the week before. I don’t miss the newborn stage one little bit. I AM shocked at how huge he is though!

  3. Liz says:

    Nine months is wonderful–personality is starting to peak through just when you need the boost.

    But four is pretty fun too. They still want hugs and kisses, they are still amazed by twinkling Christmas lights, and they happily sit still to have a book read to them.

    And fourteen ain’t bad either. If they aren’t arguing with you they may be sulking (ah, nice and quiet!); they are also fully potty trained :)

  4. Mandi says:

    What a sweet age! Yes…you are soooo right.. it does only get harder! My kids are much older—19 and 12—and I can tell you from experience…little kids===little problems, big kids===big problems! Still love my babies though…and yes, at 19 and 12, they ARE still my babies! :)

  5. Sarah says:

    My daughter is 9 months and I love it, but I have to say my favorite age was 2 or 3 months when she would fall asleep with her head on my neck :)

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