While typically an infant is affected with either hypertonia or hypotonia, sometimes an infant will endure an early bout of hypotonia only to progress to hypertonia after a few months. Other early symptoms of
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What Developmental Milestones Should My Infant Reach at What Age?
An infant’s developmental milestones should be closely monitored. While all children develop differently, any deviation from typical development charts should alert a parent to a potential problem. A visit to the doctor will help determine whether a child’s developmental difficulties are a normal variation or an indicator of a developmental disorder.
* Brings hands together – 4 months
* Sits with out support – 6 months
* Crawls – 9 months
* Feeds self with fingers – 9 months
* Hold bottle without a assistance – 12 months
* Walks unassisted – between 12-15 months
* Walks up and down stairs – 24 months
* Localize a sound to the right or left side and turn head towards it – 1 month
* Smile spontaneously – 1 month
* Imitate speech sounds and babble – between 3 and 6 months
* Individual word comprehension – between 6 to 10 months
* Ability to say Mama and Dada – between 5-10 months.
If your infant is delayed in achieving any of these milestones you should contact a physician for further testing. While these symptoms do not mean your infant has