52 Week Old Baby Development

Happy birthday! You did it—what a year it’s been.

  • 52 Week Old Baby Milestones 👶

    Baby has completed his first year around the sun! Woo hoo! So much has happened since the day you two met! Here's a look at some astonishing things baby has accomplished:

    • Baby's brain has nearly doubled in size—it's now 60 percent of its adult size.
    • Baby went from not being able to hold his head up to walking!
    • Baby went from not being able to see further than 12 inches to making eye contact with you. 
    • Baby likely tripled their birth weight.
    • Baby understands as many as 70 words—and may even say a few! 
    • Baby's eyes morphed to their permanent color. 
    • Baby learned to smile and laugh.
    • Baby went from eating nothing but breast milk or formula to feeding themselves solid food. 
    • Baby went from no teeth to as many as 7 or 8! 

    Shall we go on?! There is so much to celebrate and reflect on with the completion of his first year. He has grown and accomplished so much, but there are still a lot of milestones and accomplishments to come. Happy first birthday, sweet little one!

    52 week old baby Mama Natural Baby Tracker
  • You at 52 Weeks Postpartum 👩

    Congratulations, mama! Your little one has reached their first birthday, and you have reached the one year mark in your motherhood journey. This is such a big milestone, and it’s time to give yourself a great big pat on the back!

    At this time, you may find yourself reflecting on all the many accomplishments you’ve achieved during your first year as a mother. From the moment you found out you were pregnant, to the birth of your sweet baby, your breastfeeding journey, and all the developmental milestones.

    • Revisit that baby's first year journal: Add to it as you see fit now that the year has come to a close.
    • Write a letter to your baby: This is such a great way to reflect on all that has happened in that first year. You can include milestones that they reached and all of the feelings and emotions that you experienced watching them grow. This can be something that they receive later in life (what a special gift!).
    • Write a letter to your spouse/partner: This can be such a great way to reflect on your first year as parents together. You can include photos and discuss your greatest memories parenting your sweet little one together. Reflecting on where your relationship started and how it’s grown. This can be a great way to connect with your spouse.

    Many say that that first year is the hardest in their parenting journey—there are so many unknowns and so many firsts. So don't just throw baby a party. Throw yourself a party! 

    YOU DID IT!!! You made it through multiple wake-ups, spit-ups, diaper blow outs, temper tantrums, crying spells, colicky phases, a million leaps, a million uncomfortable moments... Promise me you’ll take at least an afternoon to do something for yourself to mark this momentous occasion. 

    Ideas include:

    • Book a full on spa day
    • Buy yourself a pretty dress or pair of earrings
    • Treat yourself to your favorite place for dinner and go alone
    • Join a book club
    • Get highlights
    • Take a long, uninterrupted nap
    • Visit a friend you haven't seen in a while
    • Try something new—a cooking class, a golf lesson... whatever piques your interest
    • Spend the day at the beach
    • Order takeout and binge watch your favorite show

    Whatever you do, now is the time to sit back, breathe, and give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back. Congratulations, mama—you did it! Now, may the toddler years begin!

  • Genevieve’s Week 52 Postpartum Update 🌞

  • Hot Topics for Week 52 🔥

  • Try This With Your 52 Week Old Baby

    • Celebrate—you survived the first year together!
    • Embrace the present and remember to stay cool, calm, and collected—now that baby is more aware of their emotions and the world around them, prepare for some strong willed behaviors and emotions from your little one

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