At what age do babies/infants...... .

(16 Posts)
Hotmad Thu 27-Feb-14 19:35:22

Have 3 main meals a day?
Start to sleep from 7 or 8 (or whatever bedtime) to the morning?
Have a full set of teeth?
Hold conversation?
Stop napping during day?

sydlexic Thu 27-Feb-14 19:37:25

There is no set age for any of that.

Hotmad Thu 27-Feb-14 19:42:38

Ha ha smile
Bet ya can tell I'm a new mum ;)

Indith Thu 27-Feb-14 19:50:40

Varies so much!

One of mine slept from 5/6 months. The next one was around 3 or 4 years later than that. The current one will be 2 next week and never sleeps. Ever.

Teeth varies loads. Can start any time. The second set of molars comes usually in the 2nd year. They get their adult molars around 6-7 ish. At this point they are usually losing milk teeth. My 7 year old has only lost 2 teeth, children in his class have lost nearly the whole set.

Conversation? You mean as in being able to answer a single question or making sense? My 5 year old talks the hind legs off a donkey but seldom makes sense. My almost 2 year old talks a lot but his big brother could only say 3 or 4 words at the same age. All normal.

My eldest still napped age 3. His sister mostly stopped at a year.

3 meals is probably the one with the least variance but then it depends on when you start weaning! If you wait until 6 months as per guidelines you can expect to be on 3 meals fairly quickly but then some babies jsut don't get the hang of solids until much later.

So pretty much just take each day as it comes and don't measure your child against others!

MotherOfInsomniacToddlers Thu 27-Feb-14 19:51:37

No set ages!!!
3 meals a day......8 months?
Hold a conversation? My nearly 3 year old can hold a conversation when she wants
Sleep through the night......I'll let you know if that ever happens (I have 18
Month old and 2.9 year old)

addictedtosugar Thu 27-Feb-14 19:52:41

Very variable.

For mine:
3meals: about 8 months - but if they were sleeping at meal time, they didn't eat!
Sleep til morning. DS1 - 3 (years, if 5am rising is sleeping though til morning), DS2 about 9 months
Full teeth - DS2 is about to be 3. His last 2 are coming through now.
Conversation - answering a set of questions on something he's done - 2.5yrs. more like 4 for a little more 2 way input.
Napping: DS1 2yrs, 2 weeks. DS2 dropping them now at nearly 3. Neighbours still napping at 4.

mumofboyo Thu 27-Feb-14 19:53:17

How long is a piece of string? grin

You can look online and find general milestone charts such as this one that might give you an idea, but all babies are different and develop at their own pace. smile

TheScience Thu 27-Feb-14 19:55:49

DC1
Have 3 main meals a day?
About 8 months
Start to sleep from 7 or 8 (or whatever bedtime) to the morning?
8-6 at about 2.5 years, 7-7 at 3 years
Have a full set of teeth?
No idea, 2ish?
Hold conversation?
Probably nearer 3
Stop napping during day?
Still has a 2 hour nap 2 or 3 times a week at aged 3.5 years

mumofboyo Thu 27-Feb-14 20:01:05

For mine, both slept through from around 6 weeks old, give or take the odd occasion where illness or teething disrupted things. They were both ff from birth more or less. Ds was weaned at 4 months and dd at 6 months, both spoonfed pureed food to begin with and were having 3-4 meals + puddings at 7 months. Ds could put words together from 18 ish months and could have a conversation from around 2. Dd, 17 months, is only just beginning to babble and knows probably 3 words but understands quite a lot. I took Ds, 2.10, to the dentist yesterday and was told that he has all his baby teeth. Dd still doesn't have her lower lateral incisors - they normally come through at around 8 months I think.

Eletheomel Thu 27-Feb-14 20:02:01

DS1
Have 3 main meals a day?
About 9 months
Start to sleep from 7 or 8 (or whatever bedtime) to the morning?
2.5 years
Have a full set of teeth?
2 years
Hold conversation?
Depends how complicated a conversation you mean? My son was an early speaker and spoke well, so probably about 2.5 yrs, although by 3 the quality of his conversation had improved :-)
Stop napping during day?
Gave up napping sometime between 2.5 and 3 years

mrsbug Thu 27-Feb-14 20:04:49

Dd is 14mo. She's had three meals a day since about 8 months and hasn't done any of the others yet. She does occasionally sleep 8pm to around 6.30am.

toomuchtooold Thu 27-Feb-14 20:13:17

OK I don't have any definitive answers but I'll answer for my DTs...

Have 3 main meals a day?
They've been sitting in their high chairs in front of food since 6 months. When/whether they actually eat anything, varies... they were very good from about 8 months to 18 months. Now they tend to want to wander off with a fish finger in their hand and hide it under the sofa

Start to sleep from 7 or 8 (or whatever bedtime) to the morning?
Stopped taking night feeds at 10 months and 13 months, but it was only one feed from about 4 months onwards, and they started going down for bed at 7.30 when they were about 3 months.

Have a full set of teeth?
22 months still waiting! Got canines and second set of molars to go (one of them has one canine).

Hold conversation?
At 22 months one of them can go "daddy's nice" and point out cats, buses etc. Not what you'd call sparkling conversation though!

Stop napping during day?
Please god not until they go to school.

GingerDoodle Thu 27-Feb-14 21:33:49

Massively depends

Have 3 main meals a day?
6 months although still obviously supplemented with milk

Start to sleep from 7 or 8 (or whatever bedtime) to the morning?
10 weeks was the first time she ever did it.

Have a full set of teeth?
No idea

Hold conversation?
No idea

Stop napping during day?
Noooooooo hopefully not for a long time.

DD is 17 months today.

BirthdayMuppet Thu 27-Feb-14 21:41:09

I have two boys, between them they slept through from 8 weeks and 17 months, had three proper meals a day from around 12 months to three years, held conversations from 18 months to two and a half years, stopped napping from between two and a half to four years.

It all varies so enormously.

Melonbreath Fri 28-Feb-14 09:20:09

3 main meals?
12 months
sleeping through?
15 months and still waiting. She does go to bed at half 7 like a dream though.
Full teeth?
We're half way there
conversation?
Depends what you mean by conversation really. Dd will have conversations with me all the time but only she knows exactly what she's saying! It's mainly googlygooglygoogly with a few proper words thrown in
Give up on naps?
About 12 weeks! [Shock]

MiaowTheCat Fri 28-Feb-14 11:05:26

3 meals - 8 months for DD1, 6 for DD2 (had to wean her early on medical advice)
Conversation - if you want one about Mr Tumble's spotty bag or the fact that anything is MINE - my almost-2 year old can manage that but we're very much still in the "is a cat" line of talking yet.
Sleeping through - about the 5 month mark for both of mine (I got fucking lucky)
Full teeth - nowhere near there - DD1 didn't get ANY till 13 months, and is only getting her vampire fang ones coming through now at almost 2
Give up on daytime naps - over my bloody dead body! 2 year old can go without one if needed and fights going down for one lately but if she doesn't have one you'll find her snoring on the sofa while I'm watching the curling or something.

They all vary.

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