When a health problem exists only in children and not in adults, a problem with normal development is one way of diagnosing it.

A certain problem can certainly be identified in children when their growth becomes slow or when they stop developing, unlike adults who have already completed their development and growth.

Here we will discuss the signs that should raise a red flag for you that are associated with developmental problems in children in the article before you.

With the help of the information we will provide you in this article, you will be able to professionally monitor your children yourself, even if you do not have a professional monitoring service. Self-diagnosis, however, is not sufficient. Drops of milk provide a valuable public service in the State of Israel, which should be maximized. Many countries do not offer this service, so we can consider ourselves fortunate in this regard.

Dr Baseem Namouz - Child Development

Until the age of three months

As early as three months of age, the baby is only able to distinguish objects that are close to him, and faces should be the most interesting objects to him. Thus, if a baby is not able to make eye contact by the age of three months, a red light should be turned on. A three-month-old baby should also be able to follow objects with their eyes and head by the time they reach the age of three months.

A child between the ages of three and seven months

As early as six months of age, the baby should be able to roll over on its own. When a baby rolls over for the first time in his life, he begins to learn about his body. It may be indicative of a developmental problem if the baby is unable to roll over by the age of seven months. Furthermore, if the child consistently rolls to one side asymmetrically, a red light should be illuminated.

The baby should be examined by a pediatrician if, by six months of age, he still does not reach for objects or if he only reaches with one hand.

A child between the ages of seven and nine months

It is common for the baby to move around its axis and sit between the ages of seven months and nine months. A number of babies are able to skip the turning stage and go directly to crawling on six or go through it very quickly, but this is an important stage in the process of acquiring mobility.

A child between the ages of eight and eleven months

It is during this stage that the baby strengthens his shoulder girdle. In the case of a baby who has reached the age of one and is still crawling on his stomach and does not sit up or attempt to stand, he should seek medical attention. In addition, this applies to babies who crawl asymmetrically, babies who drag themselves while sitting without crawling, and babies who do not use all of their limbs to move.

When the baby has reached the age of one year but has not yet attempted to stand with external support, a special red light should be illuminated.

Dr Baseem Namouz - Child Development

Aged between one and a half and two years

Between the ages of one and one and a half years, the babies begin to walk independently. As soon as they are able to stand on their own, they will take their first steps with the assistance of aids. It is possible that a developmental issue exists if the child has not yet attempted to walk on his own by the age of one and a half.

How are growth curves calculated?

Data collected from hundreds of thousands of children in the western world is used to create growth curves. Using these tables, Tipat Halav nurses monitor the motor and general development of the children. The child is simultaneously compared to himself, to other children, and to his parents.

In most cases, the tables are divided into percentages. In general, a child who is born at the third percentile and continues to grow at the third percentile is not considered to be at risk for a health or developmental problem, especially if his parents are not very old.

It is, however, quite possible that this is a development problem whose origin must be identified if the child was born in the 95th percentile and at the end of a few months broke curves downward and reached the third percentile by the age of six months. The development curves examine the relationship between height and weight, the development of head circumference, the relationship between height and age, and the relationship between weight and age.