10 Signs your baby is 'gifted'

Not a day goes by without their being a tabloid or another pushy parent to indirectly, tell me where I’m going wrong as a parent. How intelligent my child is, or isn’t. If they’re set to become the next Einstein or class clown.

Here are 10 signs on what I think constitutes a ‘gifted’ baby, the future generation of Einsteins who are currently under 12 months old.

1. Your baby can sit up unaided, and they’re 3 minutes old.

2. Your baby doesn’t sit unaided until they’re 6 months old.

3. Your baby is eating solids with silverware, it’s their first day of weaning.


4. Your baby would rather lick the carpet or the cat than show any interest in weaning.

5. Your baby weighs more than a small horse.

6. Your baby is so small they could fit into your pocket.


7. Your baby NEVER watches television, you wouldn’t want to warp their innocent little mind.

8. Your baby knows the theme to ‘Something Special’ and enjoys television, in moderation.

9. Your baby is walking and talking at 4 months.

10. Your baby is content sucking their own toes and gurgling at 4 months.

I think we can all agree that based on this all of our children are gifted little pooping genius’. They’re all going to change the world in their own way. whether it be big accomplishments or small we need to stop labeling and judging the development of babies! Little Bob next door might be walking at 9 months when Sue doesn’t move until she’s 14 months, big deal?

Each child learns at their own individual pace, a pace that is right for them and makes them more comfortable when achieving these milestones.

Taylor’s friend sat and stood before him, but he walked before her. She said her first word before him and now he says more words than her. Next week she might recite the dictionary. It doesn’t mean either of them is ‘smarter’ than the other. They’re just babes.

Don’t wish your baby away.

  • Emma Lander

    He he he that’s so funny. We are all doing it wrong it seems. Great post my lovely 🙂

    • Lisa – LeeLeeLoves

      Haha thanks Emma. My kids poop is a better colour than yours 😉

      God parenting is so ‘competitive’ why?! xx

  • Sarah Cantwell

    My child is definitely a genius! She can do all those things! 😉 x

  • Zoë Forde

    Hahaha I love this! How has parenting become so competitive? This piece really highlights how ridiculous it is xx

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    Haha this made me chuckle – I never knew my kids were so gifted!! It’s true though, there is so much pressure on kids now, and don’t even get me started on the parents!!

  • Rebecca U

    this is brilliant. It does seem such a shame to wish time away and want them to be doing the next thing just because a smilier aged baby is

  • kerry norris

    This is a great post. I did wish for every milestone on my first but then quickly realised how fast it all goes. I’m almost postive my 4 month old recognises the theme tune to Mickey Mouse clubhouse x

  • Tanita Taylor

    I totally agree I know when I had my daughter I was keen for her to meet her milestones so to say but I think that comes with the enthusiasm of being a new mum I was so patient me generally more at ease when it came to my second. Xx

  • Pen

    I totally agree. it is so easy to compare your baby with every other baby at Rhyme Time. I was the last child in my class at school to be given a reading book. My parents were really worried. I now have two degrees and a very good job. It means nothing at all. #brilliantblogposts

  • It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap, even with your child. I just try to remember that every baby is different and they will all get there in their own time.

  • Hannah Clarke

    Love this!! The constant competition drives me mad! Toby was slower than his friends to crawl and walk, but could sign and then speak very early, they all have their individual strengths and speeds of doing things and we shouldn’t label them xx

  • Lamb couldn’t crawl until he was 2! He skipped it entirely. I remember thinking there must be something wrong. But no he was just lazy. 😉

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    My babies are all geniuses in their own way, I think Finn’s roaring is significantly more advanced than most 13 month olds for a start! It gets even harder not to compare once you have more, and mine are all doing things at such different ages to each other let alone their peers

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