How Your Babies Grow: Part 1

The footprints below are from real babies born at 24, 28, 32, 36, and 40 weeks of pregnancy. Footprints double in size from 24 weeks to 40 weeks. Babies born at 24 weeks have footprints that are only ~ 1 ½ inches in length—but even these tiny newborns already have distinct footprints and fingerprints. The footprints of babies at 28 weeks are about the size of your thumb—by 40 weeks, they are about the length of the palm of your hand. Babies born at 24 weeks have a body length of ~12”, by 28 weeks it is ~15”, by 32 weeks ~16 ½”, by 36 weeks ~18 ½”, and by 40 weeks ~20".

Baby's Feet Size



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