Baby Growth Spurts

There’s nothing more frustrating than finally getting to know and understand your newborn and BOOM…first growth spurt. Or when your baby finally starts to sleep for a good stretch, and she hits a growth spurt and throws everything off. Baby growth spurts can totally confuse everyone and mess up any pattern or schedule your baby may have had.

 

So what is a growth spurt?

A baby growth spurt is when your baby grows in height and weight, at a very rapid rate, in a short amount of time. In turn, requiring a lot more feedings to supply the demand of her rapidly growing body. During the first year growth spurts usually happen around 7 days, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months.

 

What does a typical baby growth spurt look like? Well, up until you may have had a very predictable baby, who wakes to eat every 2-3 hours and goes right back to sleep. Now it seems … Continue reading