Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Buhle | 2012-04-23

Q.

1year old Premie

Goodday Doc,
I am so anxious please enlighten me, My baby was born prematurely at 33 weeks , She will be a year in two weeks, she loughts , she eats she stands up unassisted and walk holding on to things iam happy and i think she is doing very well however i am a bit wiorried because she has not developed a single teeth and she has not attempted to walk on her own / to take one or two steps on her own ,.
am I crazy is this niormal in terms of her milestone achievement ! please help.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Your baby dausghter is doing very well indeed in terms of her milestones and development. Seeing she was almost 2 months premature at birth, her progress is amazing. Most full term babies only start walking at 13 or 14 months. It won't take long before she is walking.Her teeth will come through, many babies are slow with their teething.

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Posted by: Buhle | 2012-04-24

Thank you Doctor , thats wonderful im exited !!!!!

Reply to Buhle
Posted by: Buhle | 2012-04-23

Hey Lori

Thanks for that, I guess patience is the name of the game lol, She was last weighed at 9 months and her weight was about 8 kg then , im not sure now but she has gained some weight since .

Reply to Buhle
Posted by: Lori | 2012-04-23

Buhle,

My babies were born at 29 weeks and turned one recently. They are doing the same things as your little one. They are only cutting teeth now.

Their sister on the other hand, was a full term baby and had a full set of teeth at their age. Don''t stress over this. She was also talking and walking before a year. My little ones are starting to talk now. They say mum, dad, baba, go, tata, car, woof woof, meow and a imitate sounds easily.

Kids are all different. My little ones only started sitting on their own at 10 mths, and they hold onto the furniture and walk. They are 14mths now. Premie babies have low muscle tone and sometimes take longer to reach those milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

Be patient with your little one. What does she weigh now?

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