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For the purposes of this forum, what is "bf beyond infancy"?<br><br>
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One year
 

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I think a year is what most people consider past infancy. Some things depend on the baby though. I started posting here occassionally when DS was about 9 months, I think. He was walking, getting distracted, and starting to dabble in solids a bit. He didn't really seem like an infant anymore. I just felt like this forum was the most appropriate place to post.
 

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The cognitive development definition of infancy is "the period without language".
 

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1 year, or talking, or walking. But I think that's silly because so many babies are talking and walking before a year, but that doesn't mean they aren't infants.
 

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Old child dev books from the 50's, 60's refered to the first 2-3 years as infancy, but now we tend to think one year... think that's part of our problem? Maybe we just don't see "toddler" and "infant" as overlapping. So they are infants til they toddle?
 

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So my 18 month old is still an infant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
To be honest though, he is getting closer to talking every single day. It's such fun to watch him try to say what Dh or I have said and only get the initial sound right.<br><br>
~Nay
 

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Personally I think they should be called babies up until age 3.<br><br>
~Nay
 
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