Growth and Development, Ages 1 to 12 Months
When to Call a Doctor
Talk to your doctor anytime you have concerns about your baby's:
- Reference Physical development (for example, if your baby's growth seems to slow significantly or if he or she is not consistently eating well).
- Reference Cognitive development (for example, if your baby is not becoming more alert or active over time).
- Reference Emotional and social development (for example, if you are concerned about how you and your baby interact or if you feel unable to nurture or emotionally connect with your child).
- Reference Language development (for example, if your baby doesn't babble as expected or respond to your voice).
- Reference Sensory and motor skill development (for example, if your baby does not consistently meet Reference motor skill Opens New Window milestones, such as purposeful rolling over or crawling).
Also see your doctor if your child has lost a skill that he or she had previously mastered.
Your physical and mental health are also important in helping your baby reach his or her potential. Talk to your doctor if think you might be Reference depressed Opens New Window or if you feel detached or unable to care for your baby in any way.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics