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Warning Signs Of Developmental Delay

Warning Signs Of Developmental Delay

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Babies may differ in the time they take to achieve various milestones. Some babies may need a helping hand to reach there.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

As a parent, it is important to learn and identify the warning signs of developmental delay. The checklist below will give you have a fair idea of these signs.

Contact your Doctor If your baby at 11 To 12 Months old:

Is not crawling.

Cannot stand with support by holding furniture or pulling to stand.

Does not play turn-taking games like peekaboo or rolling a ball.

Identify your child’s strengths and encourage these aspects often. This will enhance your child’s self confidence.


Does not babble or show any response to familiar words.


Does not try to search for things that he or she sees you hiding.

Does not point at things.

Is not able to pick small objects using the index finger and thumb.

Does not learn or copy gestures like shaking head, waving hand, etc.

Cannot say single words like “mama” or “dada”.

Cannot chew solid foods.

Loses skills that he or she once had.

Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you notice any of the warning signs of developmental delay. Early identification will help you deal with it in an effective manner and help your child make progress faster.

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