Monday, March 20, 2006

Developmentally Speaking

There's lots of information available about kids and what they should be doing at a certain age (sitting up, crawling, etc). When it comes to babies that are born early, can you really use those charts? If babies are born early at 34 1/2 weeks, like ours, how can you measure what they should be doing? Do you say they are 9 months old, but only 8 months old developmentally? Once they are born, do you start the developmental counter or do you factor in the prematurity of the child?

1 comment:

Chelle said...

You would think I would know what to say to this, but I really dont.

I never read the books or kept up with what they were supposed to be doing. I just left it up to the doctor to tell me how they were doing.

Good luck and don't worry about it!