What are leaps?

Leaps, or also known as growth spurts or developmental milestones, are changes that happen within your baby's physical and mental state. These changes help assist them to grow, learn and perceive new things. These milestones are very important to helping them grow more as the years go by. In the first two years of life, our babies will experience 10 scheduled leaps. The leaps start out as being quite frequent but as the babies get older the leaps become more infrequent. Each leap adds an extra layer of learning for bub and helps prepare them for the leaps to come. 

The table below provides an estimate on the time frame of each leap and when it occurs. While this can be the exact timeframe for some bubs, it is important to note that all babies are different and may experience their leaps slightly earlier or later, along with experiencing them through different behaviours - whether its crying, being clingy, not eating properly, restless nights, lack of sleep or many other noticeable behaviours.


Leap 1

5 weeks

Leap 2 

8 weeks

Leap 3 

12 weeks old

Leap 4 

19 weeks old

Leap 5 

6 months

Leap 6 

8.5 months

Leap 7 

10.5 months

Leap 8 

1 year .75 months

Leap 9 

1 year 2.5 months

Leap 10 

1 year 5.25 months 

With leaps not happening every month and spread out throughout the course of 2 years, this will mean that if you did purchase a subscription box of either 3, 5 or the Full Leap subscription, that the boxes won't come out to you every month, but in schedule to the table above. For example, if you purchase the 3 Leap subscription and your bub is about to hit Leap #8, the first box will come to you within the month you purchase, the second box will be sent in about 2 months time and the third box will be delivered in another 2 months. 
If you're looking for a reason to get a box delivered to you monthly that's not leap specific, then we have you covered. See our Just Because Subscription options here.
*While the heart of our business is supporting mamas with bubs experiencing leap stages, we do not own the Leap brand, and it's directly linked with a well known app called The Wonder Weeks. Feel free to download this app for more in-depth detail about your bubs leap stages.
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