Childhood Diseases

Posted by: isabel | 2009-08-25


18 months´ s baby

hi, i am worried with my baby girl, she is now 18 months buth was born permaturily in 28 weeks. she starts to crawl now. i would like to know if is normal or not. she cant stand to start to walk. please help

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Your baby is very late with crawling even allowing for her prematurity.Her milestones seem to be considerably delayed. It is important that you take her for a developmental assessment.There are developmental specialists in private practice or in hospital paediatric departments.

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Posted by: mikie | 2009-09-13

One of my friends little boy is the same age as my little boy (19 months) and that little boy started crawling last month for the first time. He looks like a baby of 9 months.

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Posted by: Betreed | 2009-08-27

I disagree! My little boy was born at 32 weeks has only started crawling now - 15 months. I think every child does things in their own time. She will get there evenutally! Just hang in there!

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