Baby Milestones

See which milestones to track as your baby grows, hear from other parents experiencing these firsts, and get great ideas for how to record each big (and small) baby event.

Cutest 5-Month-Old Milestones

I love these early stages of babyhood because they are always accomplishing things and meeting new milestones. At just five months old, I’m already seeing so much of Macks’ personality. Gone are the days when all he did was eat, sleep, and poop. Now he’s easily entertained by his sisters and is on much more of a predictable schedule. It’s amazing how in just five short months all of the things our little ones are able to learn and accomplish. Here are five things that Macks is doing at five months old. 

Pulling His Sister's Hair

Becoming a "Big Cousin"

Our family is still on a serious high after welcoming my nephew to our family a couple of days ago. Our family is so close knit that a new cousin for Baylor might as well be a new sibling. A new baby means that he isn’t the “baby” of the family anymore. I worried he would have a hard time, but he is adjusting to all of this change like such a champ while also loving the new role of “big cousin.”

Celebrating Half-Birthdays

I’ve been noticing a trend happening that many families are embracing – the celebration of baby’s half-birthday. I guess, for some, waiting until the grand first birthday is just too much to bear and they want to celebrate every milestone they can. So when baby reaches six months, they throw a mini-party. 

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3 Tricks to Keep Your Baby Happy in the Pool

Today we started Mommy, er, Daddy & me swimming lessons. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to all summer. As I previously mentioned, I grew up around the water, and in my former (younger) life I was a swim instructor. That being said, actually starting the lessons were a big moment for me and our 10-month-old, as I was hoping he’d love the water as much as I do.

As you head to the pool this summer, here are three tricks to keep them happy and comfortable in the water.

My Tiny Newborn

Every day, my little boy grows bigger. He is starting to look less like a baby and more like a little boy. And every day, I am also realizing that his days as a baby are slowly coming to an end.

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