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21/05/2013 at 23:36
H is almost 16 weeks, does that make him 4 months? Would you say 4 weeks in a months is general average or will it be more like 4.5 weeks like with pregnancy. I know its s mad question but just wondering what the general norm is in terms or telling people age in weeks / months?
21/05/2013 at 23:55
Up until 6 months I just worked in weeks, then I started counting in months '9 months / 20 months'
When we hit age 2 I then switched to years '2 and a half / almost 3'
That's how I told other people too.
16 weeks isn't really 4 months - e.g. Miss I won't be 4 months to the day until she's 17.5 weeks!
22/05/2013 at 03:40
H is 16 weeks but not quite 4 months. He was born end of January so will be 4 mo the end of may iykwim. About 17 weeks
22/05/2013 at 05:58
If you take 4 weeks as a month then he'll be 13 months on his first birthday!
I counted in week until about 5 months then months, taking the 21st of each month as the next month, since 21 months I've just said 'he'll be 2 in May'.
It also depends on who is asking, a mum with a similar aged child I'd be more accurate with, a colleague with no kids I'd round to nearest month/year.
22/05/2013 at 06:18
I would use weeks initially but probably only up to 12 weeks/3 months. If you want to talk in months then go by the date (31st for you) rather than x amount of weeks, so baby monkey is nearly 4 months!
22/05/2013 at 10:06
Thank you that's what I thought but people have been saying hes 4 months now so thought I was wrong. Will go with 31st if each month.
22/05/2013 at 10:07
4 weeks doesn't equal a month. 4 weeks is only 28 days.
If you have the age in weeks (16) then you need to divide by 4.25 (NOT by 4) to get the approximate age in months (3 and three-quarters).
22/05/2013 at 12:11
We work in weeks. A is 3 months today (22nd), but will be 13 weeks on Friday. Mainly because that's what they work in on his weight chart, and for his immunisations. After 6 months, I think we would work in months too (mainly so I don't have to work out the number of weeks!!)
22/05/2013 at 16:24
I work in weeks mostly but i said to H that P is a month old this Sat as it's a calendar month since she was born. She is 4 weeks tomorrow but i wouldnt say she is a month old tillthe actual date (she was born on 25 April) on Sat.
22/05/2013 at 17:42
I never understand why people count a month as 4 weeks exactly. A friend of mine (whose daughter is a week younger than mine) told me that I calculated it wrong when I said my daughter was so & so months as I wasn't counting in weeks! It's like the 6 month mark, it's 26 weeks not 24 weeks!
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