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Topic: Question for BHM Mommies
Posted By: #1StarGazer
Subject: Question for BHM Mommies
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:30pm
Ok, I have always wondered this.  Why do people describe their babies ages as being "_ months old?"  Like "My daughter is 15 months old or 19 months, or whatever."  Why not "She's a year and six months" or something like that?  Is that too complicated?

Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:35pm
I think someone asked this star Still, I'd like to know as well. Like really? You should wrap that up after year or 18 months.

Posted By: JaneLane
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:38pm
Originally posted by nekamarie83 nekamarie83 wrote:

I think someone asked this star Still, I'd like to know as well. Like really? You should wrap that up after year or 18 months.
IA "36 months" wtf? i should slap you right now. that's a damn toddler. she's three and you need to get over it.

Posted By: ifeyini
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:40pm

just give me an age!

Posted By: #1StarGazer
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:51pm
This seems like one of those unsolved mysteries that few know the answer to, but everyone does it.  LOL

Posted By: Miss Banks
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:57pm

I guess its done more so out of habit, doctors usually have milestones your child should be doing at certain months, rolling over, sitting up,  crawling, walking, etc. Buying diapers, clothes, and getting shots are done  by months also...So you just use to saying their age by month LOL tis all  

Posted By: RichNSkinny
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 2:58pm
As far as under age 3, people usually say this because if your child is 15 months, and he/she has yet to do this or that (developmentally), he/she may do so withing the next week or so.
Just like a 4 month old baby may very well not be able to start eating texturized foods, but a 18 week old may be smaller children, the weeks of development make HUGE differences, rather than simply each month. Therefore, people tend to use that all the time.

Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 3:05pm
I thionk people do this because it's more accurate and when children are under 3-there are different things that they can do developmentaly so giving the exact months puts the child in their correct range.

Posted By: #1StarGazer
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 3:11pm
So it's a way to measure how your child is developing, basically.  It's a little tricky, but it makes sense.

Thanks for explaining, because I was really starting to wonder.  Thumbs%20Up

Posted By: Brown Sug
Date Posted: Oct 02 2009 at 7:50pm
babies grow from week to week until age three. a 14 month old baby and an 18 month old baby are at completely different development stages even if the difference is only 4 months. babies change quickly.

Posted By: tallcake
Date Posted: Oct 03 2009 at 11:49am
Doctors and Mommies find it easier to gauge development by months instead of years.
A 12 month old baby and an 18 month old baby are at completely different stages in development, even though they are both only 1 year old. 

Posted By: Haitienne Pearl
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 2:27am
Hahahahaha you are funny! And it is so true!

As someone said above; I plan to wrap it up after 18 months too! My husband already inform me that after 12 months he will say 1 year old and that's it, he has no time to count these months thing and try to convert it after, he is not a calculating machineLOL

That topic also reminds me of when I was pregnant, I was miserable trying to convert my weeks in months, when people would ask: "How many months are you?" I wold say: "Hum.... 28 weeks?.....Confused" All confused LOL

Posted By: NadiaPost
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 6:17am
I understand why they do this from a medical standpoint. My daughter was a preemie so her age was always being adjusted. Sometimes I'd get confused at what age she really was but like I said I understood from a medical standpoint. For the others that do it that don't have preemies I wish the would just round off 1 year and 11 months to two years old.

Posted By: Msmchy
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 7:21am
MIlestones. Lemme tell you how embarassing it is for someone to ask you how old your baby is and your sitting there counting in your head. I gave up. She's 2 and she'll be 2 until she's 3. Good enough. The thing is you have women who constantly are comparing their child to others based on their age. So if one mother says, "Little Timmy started potty training at 18months", then another will say, "18 months? Why so late? I started Janice at 15." It's ridiculous. It's like baby wars. I made the mistake of telling some mothers that my son was potty trained before 2 and all I heard was 18 months this, and 19 months that. Now I don't even say anything anymore. Your kid will crawl, walk, talk, eat with a spoon, poop in the potty, when he's good and ready.

Posted By: TooBlessed
Date Posted: Oct 07 2009 at 8:20am
Honestly, I've never done this.  After the age of 1, they become 1 year and 2 months; 1.5 years; almost 2; etc.  When I ask other parents how old their child is and they come out with that "Timmy is 16 months" I'm like Stern%20Smile and I'll correct/question them and say "Timmy is a little over a year old?"  I asked a simple question -- why I have to use calculations to get a simple answer I'll never know.

Posted By: AmiliaCabral
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 3:56pm
There are various stages of development that are marked by months.

Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 3:58pm
i always wondered that too. docs do it so maybe thats why moms do it. 

i didnt. 

Posted By: sexyandfamous
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:00pm
Actually, it is better when parents know how many months old the child is. It is ridiculous to say 25 months old, instead of 2 years and one month.
I once met a lady, in January, who said her son was 2 and a half. So I asked her when was his birthday and she said he just turned 2 in December (therefore not 2 1/2). I just looked at her like she was an idiot.

Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:01pm
Both of y'all acting up......this thread is 52 months old.....

Posted By: Diane (35)
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:01pm
October 2009 though?Confused
Aries how did you even find this?

Posted By: Lady ICE
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:23pm
old threads get bumped all the time. so whats the big deal?


Posted By: mizzsandra00
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:38pm
Unless its for instigating and shade......we no like....LOL

Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 4:54pm
I thought this thread was about some foolery like Do you let your other kids watch your baby while you at da club or somewhere yanking. I on got time fo dis. 

Posted By: LilMissSunshine
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 11:39pm
This old azz thread? LOL...I know old threads get bumped...but this is from 2009...its 2014. WTF? LOL.

Posted By: browneyez4548
Date Posted: Jan 11 2014 at 11:56pm

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