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What is "adjusted age"? Like "10 months (adjusted age 8 months)"

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • It means the baby was born early.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 12:53 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Soooo if the baby was born 2 months early they would be 10 months old but 8 months old from their due date..... kind of?

    OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Yeah like that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Soooo if the baby was born 2 months early they would be 10 months old but 8 months old from their due date..... kind of?

    OP

    Exactly.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 1:00 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • My baby was born 8 weeks early. So when she was 10 months old in age, we were told to expect her to be at the level of an 8 month old in all things, wieght, hieght, and all the other develpmental skills
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Kind of. If a baby is born 2 months early then on their birthday they would be 1 year old, but 10 months adjusted. Meaning that their mentality, physical strengths, and other habits could be that of a 10 month old.
    lilbit837

    Answer by lilbit837 at 1:01 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Babies who are born prematurely often have two ages:
    Chronological age is the age of the baby from the day of birth—the number of days, weeks or years old the baby is.

    Adjusted age is the age of the baby based on his due date. Health care providers may use this age when they evaluate the baby's growth and development. So, if a baby is 6 months old, but was born two months early, his adjusted age is 4 months.

    What To Say When Someone Asks
    This is up to you.

    You can say, “He's 6 months old, but he was born two months early. That's why he looks like a 4-month-old.”

    Or you can say, “He's 6 months old” and leave it at that.

    Remember: When people ask about your baby, they usually are being kind, not nosy.
    from this link: http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/29675_28115.asp

    Peace and Love
    ironkitten

    Answer by ironkitten at 1:01 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • my daughter is 2 years 5 months her adjusted age is 2 years 3 1/2 months beacuse she was 1 1/2 months early
    ashleywilkerson

    Answer by ashleywilkerson at 1:58 PM on Sep. 7, 2009

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