There is more to development than just checking height and weight. While growth looks at size, development looks at function. There are a number of other milestones to look for. Dr. Swetha Reddy, Pediatrician at Amara Hospital, says that you should look for other motor and language skills in the first months of your baby’s life.
Babies begin to vocalize around 1 month, and at 3 months they will push their head up while lying on their stomach. By 4 months, they chatter and start to laugh. To track your child’s development, please visit https://pathways.org/. This describes age-specific milestones and abilities (with videos) and suggested games for each age.
From birth to age five, a child’s brain develops more rapidly than at any other time in life, and will have a long-term impact on health and future success in school and life. Understanding age-wise development, detecting problems early and addressing them appropriately is very important for babies and young children.
At Amara, we believe in the holistic development of your child. To ensure that your child is on track, take advantage of our Well Baby and Well Child Health Checks.