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When does a newborn become an infant? My DD is six weeks old, is she still considered a newborn?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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I think babies are considered newborn until about 3 months, though it may depend on the context. Some things do change around 6 weeks, but I noticed a huge difference in my dd right around 12 weeks. Suddenly, she had lost her "newborn look".
 

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babes are only newborns for the first 28 days of life, such a short time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
then they are infants till they start to get around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br><br>
they grow up too fast <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Thanks for the clarification!<br><br>
So my little newborn is a big-girl infant now? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"><br>
She'll be begging for the car keys in no time! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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If you're talking about clothing, sizes 0-12 months are "newborn" and sizes 12-24 months are "infant". So they like to mess with you, because no one would call a 12 month old, nor most babies who can wear a 12 month size a "newborn".
 
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