baby milestones

Your Baby's Third Month

Your baby is growing like a weed.  He’s outgrown some of his baby clothes already; and, he may not look like your little newborn anymore.  He’s still gaining weight quickly, around 4-7 oz per week, and growing about an inch to an inch and a half per week.  By the end of this month, he should weigh somewhere around 12 to 13 lbs and measure about 23 to 24 inches in l » Read more

Your Baby's Ninth Month

Your baby is inching closer to his first birthday. At nine months the average baby weighs around 19-20 lbs and is about 27 ½ to 28 inches long. If your baby was a little chunkier, he may have slimmed down a little now that he's crawling and more active. » Read more

Your Baby's Eighth Month

At eight months the average baby weighs around 18-19 lbs and is about 27-27 ½ inches long. Some babies grow at a faster pace than others, so don't worry if your baby is bigger or smaller than this. As long as he is gaining weight and growing, there is usually nothing to be concerned about. » Read more

Your Baby's Seventh Month

At seven months the average baby will weigh somewhere between 17-18 lbs and will measure around 26 ½ – 27 inches. At this point your baby's growth rate has slowed down and your little guy or gal won't be picking up weight at quite as fast of a pace as before. You can expect him to continue gaining around a lb a month and growing about a half inch in length per month. » Read more

Your Baby's Sixth Month

Your baby will turn six months old at the end of this month.  Most babies will double their birth weight by the end of this month.  If your baby hasn’t doubled her weight yet, you may want to discuss this with your pediatrician at her six month check up.  By the end of this month, your baby will weigh somewhere between 16 and 17 lbs, and measure around 26 to 26 &frac12 » Read more

Your Baby's Fourth Month

Your baby is getting a little more expressive.  She is much more social than she was just a month ago.  She looks around, holds her head up well, and is more alert and aware of her surroundings now.  She continues to grow at a steady pace, gaining about 4-7 oz per week.  By the end of her fourth month she will weigh somewhere around 14-15 lbs, and measure about 24-25 in » Read more

Your Baby's Second Month

Over the last month, your baby has grown at a steady pace.  He has gained around 4 to 7 ounces a week and grown about 1/2 to 1 inch a week in length.  This pattern will continue until he’s around 6 months old, when his growth rate starts to slow down a bit.  By the end of this month, you can expect your baby to weigh somewhere around 10 ½ to 11 lbs and measure ab » Read more

Your Baby's First Month

If your baby was a full-term baby, she will start this month weighing anywhere from 5 and a half pounds to nine or ten pounds.  And, she will be around 18 to 22 inches long.  The average newborn weighs around 7 and a half pounds and is about 20 inches long.  » Read more