Understanding Baby Growth Spurts – Signs of a Growing Baby

January 29, 2019

When you’re a parent, especially a new parent, there are many things that your baby may do when it comes to growing that can be new to you, and if you don’t know what’s going on, you may cause yourself more stress than you need to.

One thing to remember is that if your baby is crying and seems hungry, you need to feed them. This is essential for many reasons, as well as to enhance their growth and help them grow faster. A baby’s biggest prime is actually in the early stages of life where they’ll grow the most. Usually by the age of two years, they will start slowing down a little bit.

The common growth spurt ages that a baby will go through is about a month apart until they’re approximately a year old.

Signs Your Baby Might Be Growing
When it seems that your baby is constantly hungry, keep an eye out, because if there are no health issues, then your baby is probably in a growth spurt. Another thing to notice is that the baby may be more emotional, and they will usually sleep more. Keep in mind, babies up to a year old should be getting anywhere from 12-16 hours of sleep a day. Sleeping is when our bodies heal and grow the most. If your baby boy or girl just wants to sleep, eat (a lot), and poop (also a lot!), and it lasts for about a week, then your baby is generally going through a growth spurt. It is also possible that your baby will want to sleep all day and then be up all night to play.

This is actually very common because they are regaining the energy their bodies need in order to function, and it’s also another reason why most babies lose their sleep pattern. This can be solved as long as you maintain the authority. You are the parent, and it’s up to you to help your baby keep its sleep pattern. If your baby wants to wake up in the middle of the night, play with him or her for a couple hours. This will stimulate them enough and make them tired again so you can get their sleep schedule back on track.

Will It Ever End? Our Conclusion
Don’t ever try to push your baby through a growth spurt and just bear with it. It may last a few days, it may last a week or two, but nevertheless it will slow down eventually. There are tips and tricks you can use to help maintain things such as your own healthy sleep schedule along with your babies, and over time once the growth spurt starts to go back to normal, you’ll be able to get your baby back on the road to normalcy, but only for what seems like a moment,
and any parent that has been through it, will gladly tell you that they both are glad it’s over, but they miss it in the end. After about 1 year, your baby’s growth spurts will be more sporadic, but they will happen a little less frequently.

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