The world of systems

Leap 10

Around 70 weeks, your toddler is ready for a new leap into the world of systems: leap 10. The last leap, at least the last one we have recorded. In leap 10, you can now observe your toddler becoming aware of systems after making this leap! Your toddler will be able to apply principles more smoothly and find their own way into this new world of systems, inside and outside the home. Learn everything you need to know about leap 10 in The Wonder Weeks app.

The fussy phase of leap 10

The fussy phase of leap 10

Even though your baby has experienced the fussy phase of a leap already nine times before, a new world, where everything is different, remains an exciting event. From 70 weeks, you can recognize the first signals of leap 10 by the fact that your little one is excited about the changes. Your baby will be more inclined to cry or cling and be crankier than you would normally expect from them.

The skills phase of leap 10

The skills phase of leap 10

Around 75 weeks, your toddler becomes used to this new world and they can leave the fussy phase of the leap behind them. Their journey of discovery into the world of systems can begin: the skills phase of leap 10. You will notice that your toddler is a little more enterprising, they are behaving more maturely. They become very aware of themselves, gain a better understanding of time, begin to really enjoy music and they treat things and toys differently. They want to do everything by themselves!

The skills of leap 10

How long does leap 10 last?

For most toddlers, the fussy phase of leap 10 lasts five weeks, but can also take one or six weeks. You can recognize the fussy phase of leap 10 in that your toddler wants to be with you more often, throws temper tantrums, are shyer and sleep poorly. Would you like to know what other signals are indicative of leap 10? In our app you will find a list of signals that you can tick off and add to your personal diary!

Mental leap 10: on a journey of discovery

After leap 10, your toddler is beginning to understand that Mom is a separate person and so is Dad. They will use concepts such as “you” and “me” and easily understand all similarities and differences. Your toddler will begin to understand that they are an individual and that the other person is also an individual. And that a person does not have to have the same preferences as themselves.

 

Discover your baby’s character in leap 10

It’s important to remember that each toddler is different. Some toddlers tend to focus more on showing off their physical skills, like crawling or walking, while others demonstrate a stronger interest in developing their speech and language abilities. Toddlers will decide for themselves what they want to prioritize at any given time. This gives you an insight about your child’s character at this moment and in the future. Our app gives you a comprehensive overview of all the skills and signs associated with the various phases of the 10 leaps.

Baby leap chart

During our research into mental leaps, we discovered that this phase in which your baby cries more frequently and shows a different behavior than normally, can actually be predicted quite accurately almost up to the very week based on the due date. Discover the leaps of your baby on our website, using our baby leap chart.

More about leaps
Leap 1
WEEK 4 - SENSATIONS
From week 4, your baby enters leap 1, the world of sensations. The first signals of your baby’s first leap will appear between weeks 4 to 6 after the due date.
More about leap 1
Leap 2
WEEK 7 - PATTERNS
From week 7, your baby enters leap 2: the world of patterns. Your baby could show the first signals of leap 2 between week 7 to week 10 after the due date.
More about leap 2
Leap 3
WEEK 11 - SMOOTH TRANSITIONS
Around 11 weeks, you may see signs of the next leap approaching: leap 3, the world of smooth transitions. Your baby is acquiring yet another new skill!
More about leap 3
Leap 4
WEEK 14 - EVENTS
From week 14, leap 4 starts! The first signals of leap 4 will appear between weeks 14 to 20 after the due date. During leap 3, your baby learned to see several smooth transitions, patterns, or sensations without seeing any connection.
More about leap 4
Leap 5
WEEK 22 - RELATIONSHIPS
From 22 weeks, your baby enters the world of relationships. Welcome to leap 5! Leap 5 is no small leap. This is a giant leap! Why? This leap enables your baby to perceive the relationships between all the earlier leaps.
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Leap 6
WEEK 33 - CATEGORIES
From week 33, the world of categories will be knocking at your door, leap 6. The first signals of leap 6 will appear during weeks 33 to 38. Once your baby can perceive “categories”, they will realize that they can divide the world into groups.
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Leap 7
WEEK 41 - SEQUENCES
Around 41 weeks, the world of sequences is just around the corner. Welcome to leap 7! Between 41 and 47 leap 7 will start. While your baby mainly studied things by taking or tearing them apart during the previous leap, they will now be rather “constructive” after this leap.
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Leap 8
WEEK 51 - PROGRAMS
Hip, hip, hooray! During this leap, your baby will celebrate its first birthday. Your baby will not only make a leap in their mental development but will also turn form a baby into a toddler!
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Leap 9
WEEK 59 - PRINCIPLES
Around 59 weeks, you may see signs of the next leap: leap 9. Welcome to the world of principles. If your toddler has taken the leap, you will notice that they are running all kinds of “programs” more smoothly, more naturally and more clearly.
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Leap 10
WEEK 70 - SYSTEMS
Around 70 weeks, your toddler is ready for a new leap into the world of systems: leap 10. The last leap, at least the last one we have recorded. In leap 10, you can now observe your toddler becoming aware of systems after making this leap!
More about leap 10