Child's Growth

Every parent wonders "Is my child growing at the right speed"? Us, as parents want to make sure that our child is growing at the right speed. Since any type of signs will show up early if your child is growing at the speed or not.

At the end of the seventh month a child be able to:

  1. Turn there head when their name is being called.
  2. Smile back when somebody smiles at them
  3. Able to respond to sounds within seconds
  4. Enjoy social play like peek -a – boo as an example

At the end of the first year (12 months) children should be able to do:

1. Do simple gestures like waving bye – bye for an example

2. Making sounds like "ma" or "da"

3. Imitate actions such as clapping there hands after somebody else does it

4. Respond to the word "no"

At the end of 1 1/2 years (18 months), children should be able to do:

1. Able to play simple pretend like talk on a play phone for an example

2. Able to point to objects that catches there interest

3. When you point to something and say "look" the child should be able to look at what your pointing at.

4. Use any single words un unexpectedly

At the end of 2 years old children should be able to do:

1. Show affection to playmates

2. Say 4 – 5 word phrases

3. Imitate playmates and adults such as running when they see others run

4. Play make believe with dolls, animals, people like feeding them or burping them

At the end of 3 years old children should be able to do:

1. Show affection to playmates

2. Say 4 to 5 word phrases

3. Imitate playmates and adults (For example, run when they see other children run)

4. Play make believe with animals, dolls and people (For example, "feeding" their doll)

At the end of 4 years old children should be doing:

  1. Saying 5 – 6 word phrases or sentences
  2. Following 3 step commands like, comb your hair, get dress, wash your face
  3. And cooperating with other children

If your child is not doing what they say "they should be doing" at the different stages, it is because some children will develop faster or slower than other children. But if you are worried or are wondering about your child's development, here is a few questions you might want to ask your doctor

1. What can I do to keep them on track with there development?

2. What should I do if I'm worried about my child's progress?

3. Where can I go to get more information?

4. Can you refer me to a specialist for more information?