(Closed) When do newborns stop being a lump?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When should my friend visit? When the baby is...
    6-8 weeks : (7 votes)
    9 %
    8-10 weeks : (10 votes)
    13 %
    10-12 weeks : (14 votes)
    19 %
    12-14 weeks : (44 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 2
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    KoiKove:  Older the better. My friend has a 5 month old and he’s really in a good reacting stage now. 

    Post # 3
    4059 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Commenting to follow 🙂

    Post # 4
    599 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    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
    3009 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    2021 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    About 4 months is when they really start interacting 

    Post # 8
    1587 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    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
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I totally agree with pp. I literally have nothing to add other then the fact that i love your description. 

    Post # 10
    927 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    7310 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Around 4 months or so is when they start becoming more interactive.

    Post # 12
    3755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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 # 13
    9812 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would say 6mo +

    Post # 14
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    4 months or older. That’s when they actually start to acknowledge and interact with toys.

    Post # 15
    3571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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.

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