As your baby grows, he or she will do much more than just gaining weight or growing in height; there are several interesting baby milestones to watch out for. There are emerging motor and language skills from the very first month. As always, it is important to bear in mind that every baby takes its time to achieve a milestone.
Listed below is a rough guideline of the expected timeline of a child’s developmental milestones:
Our experts at Apollo Clinic advise that these milestones are only indicators. If your child is not achieving milestones by this timeline, there is no reason to panic. Also, premature babies tend to reach milestones a little later as they may not have the same muscle strength. However, if there is a prolonged delay in achieving a milestone, it is prudent to consult a doctor. In case the delay is due to an underlying disorder or condition, early intervention will help improve the child’s functioning better.
At Apollo Clinic, we have systematic milestone tracking programs which will help you track your baby’s growth in a timely manner. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your baby’s milestone timeline, do consult our experts who will be glad to resolve them.