When are babies no longer newborns? Babies have to do a lot of growing up. In their short time on earth, they will develop a personality and unique needs that are all their own. As parents, it’s up to us to help them navigate this new world with confidence and support, regardless of what challenges they may face.
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One of the most recognizable signs that babies are no longer newborns is longer periods of wakefulness during daylight hours. They also begin to occupy their bodies more with activities like tummy time and interactive games that promote development. They also start to reach out with their hands and grasp toys or other objects within their reach. They might even start to roll over from side to side!
Another thing that happens when babies outgrow their newborn stage is that they no longer need pacifiers to fall asleep or stay asleep. This is a HUGE perk for new moms! They are also less fussy in general. Their stools have also started to become lighter in color and less sticky, which means their digestive system is maturing.
There is no exact timeframe when babies are no longer considered newborns, but they usually start to be referred to as infants by the time they’re two months old. If you’re ever unsure, talk to your pediatrician who can give you more guidance based on your baby’s individual development.