Parents are always eager to observe the developmental milestones of their children. Constant inputs from relatives, friends, acquaintances and comparison with other kids results in a panic situation for most of the parents, not realizing that they should rather monitor the child for a prescribed range of time during which the child should achieve a particular milestone. The objective of this article is to make parents aware of specific behavioral patterns, which may indicate reporting their concern to their doctor.
Newborn baby: Warning signs to be looked for:
- Does not fixate or respond to sound
- Does not move limbs or legs are kept straight
2 months old baby: Warning signs to be looked for:
- Does not respond to loud sound (eg. Door shutting, clapping, sound of mixer, pressure cooker etc)
- Does not bring hands to mouth
- Cannot hold head up transiently when on his/her stomach
4 months old baby: Warning signs to look for:
- Cannot hold head steady
- Doesn’t smile at people
- Doesn’t watch things as they move
- Does not “coo” or make sounds
- Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
Whenever you visit child’s pediatrician, he/she would normally check on all above-mentioned behaviors and ensure all’s well with the baby. But it is always better to be proactive, and track your child’s milestone developments to be in complete control of things.
Do visit BabyBerry’s milestones section to track your child’s milestone developments.