Reaching Milestones in Child Development

From crib to cot, your child sure is growing at a great pace. But child development is more than just physical growth. The early years of your child are vital for her cognitive, social and emotional development as well. With your love and support, you can help her cross the various stages of child development.

Development tends to vary from child to child, so don’t be alarmed if your child doesn’t meet all of the developmental markers exactly. However, a significant delay in any of the different stages could be a sign of a developmental problem. Most of the time, a developmental problem is not something your child will "grow out of" on his own. But with early intervention and your active involvement, your child can reach his full potential!

Height and Wight Issues
Two traditional milestones for child growth and development are height and weight. The best way to clear doubts about your child’s height or weight is to go for a pediatric visit. Doctors use growth charts and body mass index charts (BMI) to compare a child's measurements with those of other children in the same age group. By doing this, doctors can track a child's growth over time and monitor how a child is growing in relation to other children.

Besides growth in height and weight, it is necessary that you also take into account your child’s development in social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills. For a closer look at the significant development milestones, click on an age group below.

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