How To Stop Worrying About Slow Baby Development
Every parent worries about slow baby development some time. But there is a way
to stop those worries.
Normal baby development is universal and follows the same natural pattern
throughout the world.
That means a baby developing "normally" should master every development
milestone within a very specific age range, regardless of where in the world she
So, your baby also follows this same development pattern. And despite what you
believe, your baby won't have her own unique set of development rules.
But it's quite possible that your baby's development may fall behind. Or may be
a bit faster than the norm. That is "typical" development.
But the difficult part is knowing when you're looking at slow baby development and when
problems are preventing normal development.
A certain percentage of all babies will always be a bit slow to reach any of the
If your baby is a bit slow to master a particular milestone skill, it is not a
clear-cut sign to be be concerned.
Slow development is quite natural and normal.
But let's go one step further just to make sure...
Look at and judge "all" aspects of your baby's development and behavior to get a
If things like her sleeping patterns, eating habits, and smiling are all normal,
but she's only slightly slow in mastering one of the milestones, then there's
probably nothing to worry about.
She may only be a slower developer.
But if she also experiences other development problems like constantly crying,
then you need to be alert.
Look out for things such as: Poor sleeping patterns Almost always crying, or...
Being constantly irritated
Now if this also happens, you have several things happening at the same time.
Most often all these signs are jointly trying to tell you that your child is not
just a slow developer. In fact, your baby may have a development problem or two
that needs attention.
If you suspect that this may be the case, take immediate action and consult a
So, if you're worried about your child's development don't look at only one part
of your baby's development to get the right answer.
The right answer lies in also judging the rest of your baby's day-to-day manners
and activities. Try to judge your baby's overall functioning as a human being.
That's in my experience the very best indication whether you must really be
concerned about her "slow development".
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