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When did you stop using weeks to tell how old your LO is?

(22 Posts)
TRS Tue 27-Feb-07 16:40:21

Do you still say 30 weeks for example? Sorry for a totally random thread, but we're having a bit of a debate in the office!

Ceebee74 Tue 27-Feb-07 16:42:05

Your office sounds like mine

My DS is 7.5 months now - I lost track of weeks at 6 months so go in months now.

hunkerdave Tue 27-Feb-07 16:42:23

About six months, I think.

Olihan Tue 27-Feb-07 16:43:07

At about 4/5 months I think, when months were more obvious than working out '18 weeks is nearly 5 months' type thing.

TRS Tue 27-Feb-07 16:45:51

That's what I've been trying to tell people, that after about 6 months weeks don't mean anything anymore. All started because I said it was DS's 7 month birthday today, and sparked debate about how he can't be 7 months because not all months are same length (??). So according to some moms here i should still be doing weeks

sweetheart Tue 27-Feb-07 16:48:58

Oh my god - how sad! Tell them to get a life.

Would they consider themselves to be 1560 weeks old or 30 years old FGS - some people really are stupid!

hunkerdave Tue 27-Feb-07 16:50:09


Of course he's 7 months if it's the same date as the day he was born.

Otherwise each leap year their birthday would be on a different date.


lulumama Tue 27-Feb-07 16:50:15

LOL! about 4 months i think !!

margo1974 Tue 27-Feb-07 16:50:24


I can't even remember how hamy weeks my dd2 is, I have to look on the calendar - she's 11 weeks today. I am such a bad mum.

<breathes slowly into brown paper bag>

Ceebee74 Tue 27-Feb-07 16:50:41

Eh?? So on your LO's 1st borthday (or his 12 month birthday) he won't be 12 months because months are different lengths?? Have to say that the people in your office are talking cr*p

My friends DS was born 4 weeks after mine and she has always insisted that he has reached another month every 4 weeks so for example, when he was 20 weeks old, my friend told everyone he was 5 months old even though, as you say months are different lengths so it was actually a good 2 weeks before his '5 month' birthday - so by her maths, her DS is pretty much the same age as mine now - I am waiting to see what happens when she gets to him being 12 months but there still being 4 weeks to go before his birthday iyswim!!

margo1974 Tue 27-Feb-07 16:51:11

hamy? many


Dior Tue 27-Feb-07 16:51:23

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ScottishThistle Tue 27-Feb-07 16:54:55

I stop using weeks at about 4months.

The Woman in your office sound rather petty to me, of course your child is 7mths if it's the same date as birth date month!

ScottishThistle Tue 27-Feb-07 16:56:25

Ceebee74. How funny do let us know what happens with the 12mth/no birthday scenario!

belgo Tue 27-Feb-07 16:58:16

At about 20 weeks

foxtrot Tue 27-Feb-07 16:58:40

After about a month. Does it really matter? I'm a bit slack about these things, mind you. Don't ask me how old mine were when they got first tooth etc. Hav'n't a clue and couldn't care less

TRS Tue 27-Feb-07 16:59:34

I know! It's just really interesting that they think they're right, esp the ones without LO's

Mumpbump Tue 27-Feb-07 17:10:43

Around 4 months 'cos I couldn't remember the no. of weeks...

Whoooosh Tue 27-Feb-07 17:24:54

Stopped at about 12wks I think becasue then she was three months,four months etc etc.

Aimsmum Tue 27-Feb-07 17:41:04

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Runninglate Tue 27-Feb-07 21:34:50

Teeth? Teeth?? I forgot about that bit <sweats slightly>

speedymama Wed 28-Feb-07 11:08:31

I stopped at 20weeks because of the blank looks I kept getting.

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