What Parents Say That May Indicate Their Child Is Delayed

Most parents first become concerned when their child isn't walking when expected. But often times there are signs of potential delays before a child misses a critical milestone such as walking.

Indications That A Child May Be Delayed
Indications That A Child May Be Delayed
He hates tummy time and doesn’t roll but I can’t place him in sitting because he just falls over and it’s not safe. It’s hard to get anything done around the house.
— Parent

Most of the time, I find that the child has missed other less obvious milestones earlier in their development. This can occur for various reasons. Below is a list of common phrases I hear parents say when they suspect their baby is not developing normally:

  • "During a playdate, I noticed how much less my baby was doing compared to my friend's baby who is the same age."

  • "Her older sister was using sentences at this age and Meredith is only saying, mama and dada. "

  • "When I pointed up to the sky to show him an airplane, he didn't follow my direction and I think he should be able to at this age."

  • "He only scoots to get around and never crawled."

  • "She is difficult to dress because she is so stiff and I can't help her to bend her arms and legs."

  • "He hates tummy time and doesn't roll but I can't place him in sitting because he just falls over and it's not safe. It's hard to get anything done around the house."

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What Parents Say To Indicate Delay