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My 31 month old son is walking on tippy toes lately. It's on and off. All other developmental milestones are perfect. Is this a phase?

My 31 month old son is walking on tippy toes lately. It's on and off. All other developmental milestones are perfect. Is this a phase?

Try not to worry: Walking on the toes, is fairly common in children who beginning to walk. Most children outgrow it. Kids who continue toe walking beyond the toddler years may from habit. As long as your child is growing and developing normally, toe walking on its own is unlikely to be a cause of concern. Yet, toe walking can be a sign of cp, md, autism or another generalized muscle/nerve disease but not alone. ...Read more

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Developmental Milestones (Definition)

Developmental milestones are normative stages that have been established for children. We know the approximate ages that kids begin to sit up, walk, talk, use the potty, and interact socially. Parents and professionals use these milestones to determine if a child is within the expected range of ...Read more


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My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

My 9m old baby responds to any name called in a particular tone.donot differentiate his name.is it normal?other developmental milestones are good.

Infant development : Yes it's normal for infants to not recognize specific words. Sometimes the learn a word and forget it a few days or weeks. Repetition enhances the memory. As you as you noted voice tone, facial expression also enhance language learning. ...Read more

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Is the timing of developmental milestones the same for all children?

Is the timing of developmental milestones the same for all children?

Good question: Developmental screens/ assessments are based on biological development, the age ranges during which typically developing children reach certain milestones. Clearly, there are cultural, environmental and socioeconomic factors ( such as poverty, amount if child-directed language a parent gives, parenting style and expectations) that impact a child's development. ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones for a 2 year old?

What are the developmental milestones for a 2 year old?

Firstsigns.org has : developmental & autism-specific screens. Developmental & behavioral info are on healthychildren.org. A few by 2: jump with both feet off the ground. Scribble, copy vertical & horizontal lines. Throw ball overhand. Self-feed with spoon, hold & drink from open-mouth cup. 50 or more words, 2-word phrases, 50% intellible. Follow simple commands. Respond to time-out. Doff & don shirt & pants ...Read more

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What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

What are the developmental milestones of kids from 8 to 12 years old?

We look at school wk: By the time a kid is in school the graphs & charts of infant development are put away and we gauge kids based on school performance. Any discrepancy in their schoolwork & perceived abilities can be evaluated using individual performance tests. The weschler intelligence scale for children and various achievement tests can be administered if needed. ...Read more

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What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

What is the development of a 3 year old like as far as developmental milestones?

The list is too long: for this format. See HealthyChildren.org. Some are: Dress independently in "pull-on" clothes Exhibit pretend play with peers, taking turns & working out differences verbally; Play simple board games; Say name & age; follow 3-step commands; Draw a circle & a person with 2-4 body parts; know 3 colors, numbers & shapes; pedal a trike; identify feelings; Speak in 4-5 word sentences; follow rules. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of delayed developmental milestones?

What are the symptoms of delayed developmental milestones?

What to look for: Really looking for problems with behavior, emotions, social relations that can be caused by with a child seeming to have not developed age appropriate skills in a certain area (use of language, movement, visual processing) where the child's abilities are consistent with someone much younger. Many times such issues are confusing and difficult to pinpoint, so best to see a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a delay in developmental milestones?

Should I be concerned about a delay in developmental milestones?

Yes concern is right: If you are talking about true delays, rather than reaching milestones at the later end of average, then yes it is right to be concerned and to find ways to help your child. Early motor delays can lead to coordination problems for writing and being active with peers. Delays in language has been shown to lead to problems with academics, esp. reading, and social-emotional relationships. ...Read more

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Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Major developmental milestones to be observed in a 6 month old baby boy?

Develop milestones: Six month olds are generally sitting unsupported (briefly), holding a cup/bottle, rolling both directions, babbling including consonants, responding to emotions of others, passing objects from one hand to the other, searches briefly for objects, and brings objects to the mouth. They should be sleeping all night and napping at least twice daily. ...Read more

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When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

When will my premature baby start reaching developmental milestones on time?

That depends...: It depends on how early your baby was. A premie's development is compared with others who are the same "corrected age" (chronologic age minus the number of weeks or months the baby was born early) until age two, when most will be "caught up" developmentally with their chronologic age-mates (babies born on the same date as they were). If a baby is only mildly preterm, he may catch up earlier. ...Read more

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Developmental Delay (Definition)

As children move along in age, they should also do so in developmental stages of motor, languag, and personal social areas. When these areas lag expectations, it is ...Read more