Post # 1
My friend wants to visit me and the new baby. He’ll be staying at my house for a few days. I know the 1st month can be tricky since you are trying to get into a Boyfriend or Best Friend and sleep routine. But aren’t newborns also sleeping, eating, pooping lumps for the first few months? I’d want my friend to come once the baby is more responsive, but before I go back to work.
So when do newborns stop being little lumps? When should my friend visit?
Post # 2
KoiKove: Older the better. My friend has a 5 month old and he’s really in a good reacting stage now.
Post # 4
I agree with older the better. They only get to be more fun and responsive as they age! My six month old is a barrel of laughs these days. Plan the visit for as close to when you go back to work as you can!
Post # 5
Another for the older the better. I’m not really a fan of newborns. Some people love them, but I’m not sure why. Even my own daughter and grandkids…as newborns they were fine, I guess, but I didn’t really enjoy them. Once they hit 6 or 7 months, they are interacting more and expressing themselves, and they are so much more fun. For me the “sweet spot” is really 2-3 years old – they can talk, you can tease them, they are cute – so much fun. But newborns? Meh.
Post # 6
KoiKove: I’d say they stop being lumps a LITTLE bit around 6 weeks. But only compared to when they were full-on lumps. My son started smiling and making eye contact at 6 weeks, and we felt like he was totally kicking ass, but in hindsight he was still pretty lumpy. So I’d say the older the better on a visit. If the cut-off is 12-14 weeks then that should be all good. Babies get really fun when they can sit up on their own but that usually isn’t until 5-6 months or even later. Have fun with your little lump when he arrives!
Post # 7
About 4 months is when they really start interacting
Post # 8
I have nothing useful to offer here, but I love the eating sleeping pooping lump description lol. My Fiance and I refer to babies as potatoes, including our future children!
Post # 9
I totally agree with pp. I literally have nothing to add other then the fact that i love your description.
Post # 10
MelissainNC: I have a newborn now – 7 weeks – and have to agree with the “newborns? Meh.” sentiment! Looking forward to her having a bit more personality!
Post # 11
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Around 4 months or so is when they start becoming more interactive.
Post # 12
6 months is a much better age, newborn stage is rough. My mom was right when she said 1-3 mos is hard, 3-6 mos is a little easier, but 6+ is when it starts to get much more fun. My son is almost 11 months now and he’s awesome, so interactive, plays well, makes connections, can be silly with you, starting to say a word or two here and there. It’s so much fun now.
Post # 14
4 months or older. That’s when they actually start to acknowledge and interact with toys.
Post # 15
I voted 12-14 weeks. My daughter is almost 18w and is starting to grab at toys and has been “baby talking” for a few weeks now. She started smiling around 8w, but even then she was pretty much a lump. She’s starting to get fun now, responding to my ridiculous talking to her and getting excited when she sees a new light up toy.