Months vs Years: The great debate of baby ages

Months vs Years: The great debate of baby ages

Do you think parents should tell you their baby’s age in months?

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There's a question that divides new parents: How do you talk about your baby's age? Months or years? It might seem trivial, but there are strong arguments on both sides.

Let’s take a look at ‘Team Months’ vs ‘Team Years’.

Team Months champions the precision it offers. Those early months fly by in a whirlwind of development. Tracking various milestones like rolling over, grabbing objects, and babbling is crucial and months provide a more specific way to gauge progress.

They also highlight the rapid change in the first year. A three-month-old and a seven-month-old baby are vastly different. Months help capture these subtle changes and celebrate each new achievement.

Team Years uses an easier method for everyone to understand. As your child grows, transitioning to years prepares them for understanding their age in a broader context.

They also argue that focusing solely on months can create unnecessary pressure. Parents might feel compelled to track every milestone perfectly, leading to stress and anxiety. 

Let us know which team you're on in our poll below:

Ultimately, there's no right or wrong answer. So choose what feels comfortable for you and your family. After all, the most important thing is celebrating the incredible journey of your little one, no matter how you measure their age. 

If you're interested in knowing how old you are in months, click here.

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