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Baby's Size and Development


Babies grow and reach developmental milestones at their own pace. Constant remarks on a baby's size and repeated questions about whether she's doing X yet (sitting up, crawling, walking, or talking) can be wearing on a mom, especially if her baby is way ahead of or behind the curve. "Sometimes it was tiring hearing about how big my babies were," said one mom on our staff.

"People used to always comment on the size of my son's head," said another mom on staff. "I could see it and didn't need to be reminded every day. Luckily his body caught up with his head size!"

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