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Questions About Baby’s First Year?

This is a partnered post with Lunchbox. As always, all thoughts and opinions are that of the writer.

Before I had my first baby, I thought I was really ready for the whole motherhood gig. I’d done so much research on how to get pregnant, knew everything that should happen during each week of pregnancy, and felt like I had pretty good expectations for how childbirth was supposed to go. But let’s be honest here. No first time mom knows how childbirth should go, and no childbirth is the same, so even my third childbirth was a little bit of a surprise.

newborn baby picture

The bottom line was I had done a lot of homework. I was ready to have a baby and felt confident about becoming a mom. In all reality, carrying the baby and becoming a mom was really the easy part. It was the part after the baby got here that left my mind spinning with questions.

When will I hear him laugh for the first time?

baby Laughing with daddy

When should he start crawling?

toddler crawling

And the question always looming over me was “How much do I feed him?”

babys first year timeline

There were just so many questions and not enough hours in the day! And to make matters worse, I was overwhelmed with all of the information out there when I just needed an answer to a simple question. Where was the “Baby’s First Year” timeline from Similac when I needed it most? New mothers with the same questions I had now have a valuable resource available at their fingertips. You can now find the answers to your most basic questions in a fun and interactive way, without having to scroll through loads of text and paragraphs.

similac first year timeline

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Were there any questions you had when your children were babies where a resource like this would have come in handy?

About Jamie

Jamie is a wife, baby snuggler, toddler wrangler, and step-mom to teens. She loves photography, traveling, and DIY projects. Whenever she's not spending her time as the organizer for her busy family of seven, she's blogging all about it on her Dallas mom blog.


  1. 1

    I usually asked my mom or friends. I didn’t have the internet with my first two children so I used some guidelines in books.

  2. 3

    I’m sure that would have been something I soaked up. I read and read and read about everything to make sure I was doing things right.

  3. 4

    Ha! Don’t we all think we know so much, only to find out you know nothing at all..lol

  4. 5

    I checked out the timeline, and I was surprised by the fact that it takes 2 months for your baby to recognize you. I thought it would be sooner.

  5. 6

    We relied on the “What to Expect” series of books to answer most of our questions, and the internet for the rest of them!

  6. 7

    WOW – that brings back some memories – I sure felt like I knew it all before I had my kids. Was I wrong…

  7. 8

    I had a lot of questions, but luckily there are great books and resources like this available today…I don’t know what women did in the past if they didn’t have other women around who could help!

  8. 9

    It is so funny how well prepared we think we are and then find out how ill prepared we actually are when the baby comes!

  9. 10

    There are so many resources to learn about becoming a mother. It’s wonderful how much is out there. Of course once it happens, is when the real learning begins,

  10. 11

    This sounds like a great resource for moms.

  11. 12

    Fantastic photos. The first year can be so amazing and scary at the same time. This is a great resource for moms.

  12. 13

    This is such a wonderful idea. Even though my three children were all only 2yrs apart or less, I still forgot many of the milestones and always seemed to worry about one thing or anther.

  13. 14

    I was so nervous that first year. I read every book and asked my mom to help me with everything.

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    I’m actually glad I kind of “winged it” with our daughter. I think if I had had too much information I would have been freaking out if she didn’t ‘hit’ the goals when books stated. I was looking at that fact timeline and so many of the things either I did early or she did late. I would have been a mess if there was a test LOL.

  15. 16

    That site would have been extremely helpful when I had my first!

  16. 17

    I remember checking the book all the time to make sure I was doing it all right! LOL!

  17. 18

    I’m never sure when exactly to start the baby on solids. This would have come in handy for me.

  18. 19

    There were always questions and this would have been a great resource. No doubt about that!

  19. 20

    I read books, asked my Mom and best friend, and Googled. 🙂

  20. 21

    We don’t have kids at the moment, I know my sister is my go-to on stuff. She is currently pregnant now and talks about all this stuff, so it helps hearing it in case we do have kids in the future.

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