Growing healthy children can be a challenge, especially for first-time parents. In their first years of life, they go through many changes, and adapting to them is often followed by a new challenge to face. The growth of healthy babies and young children is quite fast compared to older children and adolescents, and time passes very quickly in front of our eyes. Is it possible to know whether or not your child has a healthy growth and development?
Pediatricians evaluate neonates, infants, and even young children according to a series of milestones described in the Denver Developmental Screening test. This test includes an evaluation of motor skills, including general skills such as walking or running and coordinated motor movements such as holding a pencil and writing. This test would also encompass language and social behavior to have a better understanding of the neurologic and psychologic development babies and children experience in their first years of life.
Yet, it is possible to understand the normal growth and development of your baby without any significant study, and if you’re attentive, you may even detect abnormal signs early enough. This guide is thought to assist you in your understanding of the new developments and changes your baby and child will experience during the first 5 years of life.
After the first year of life, many things have happened,