Keeping track of the baby growth chart by month helps you understand the milestones your newborn baby is heading towards. You may think your baby sleeps most of the time, but during this time major development occurs in the tiny body.
Babies are called newborns in their first month after birth. Since your newborn baby develops at a very fast pace in the first month, we have divided your newborn's growth and development according to weeks:
Let us have a look at the developmental milestones your baby will reach until your baby is 6 months old. Following is the baby growth chart by month 2 to month 6:
Here is your baby growth chart by months 7 to 9:
Here are your baby's milestones from Month 10 to your baby's first birthday:
If your baby is taking the breast milk or formula milk properly, looks healthy and seems to be growing up (you can compare your baby with his/her last month pictures), there is no need to weigh your baby very often.
Your baby's doctor will check the weight and length (height) of your baby at every checkup specially in the first few weeks. After that, your baby will be weighed:
When you take your baby to the doctor at 6 - 8 weeks for a scheduled checkup, your doctor will measure the length of your baby along with the weight. The doctor may also schedule a routine checkup once your baby is 12 months old. Once your baby is two years of age and can stand up properly without bending down, this length measurement is converted into height measurement.
Do all women have the exact same weight and height at a certain age? Is the BMI of every 35 year old man exactly the same? The answer is an obvious No. Then how can you want your baby to be a cloned version of someone else's baby in development? The baby milestones' chart is for reference only. Unless there is something really bothering you about your baby, he is super-fine and just too gorgeous to be compared.
While your baby may achieve the 5 month old milestones in 6 months, if you notice that your baby is really lagging behind, talk to your doctor.
Here is a quick baby growth chart by month:
Whether your baby achieves his developmental milestones quickly or slowly, enjoy each day as it comes, because the little ones grow up real fast, and these priceless days are not coming back!
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