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Navigating the first year of your baby’s life is filled with joy, challenges, and milestones. Among these milestones are crucial motor skills developments. As a parent, witnessing your baby not meeting these milestones can be worrying. Often, you’re advised to take a ‘wait and see’ approach, which can be frustrating.
In this blog, we’ll guide you through understanding the importance of early motor milestones, what it means if there’s a delay and actionable steps you can take to ensure your baby’s healthy development and progress.
What Are Motor Milestones?
Motor milestones are key developmental markers that indicate your baby’s progress in physical abilities during their first year.
These milestones reflect the growth of muscle strength, coordination, and motor skills essential for a child’s overall development.
They include skills like rolling over, sitting up without support, crawling, standing, and eventually walking.
These milestones are not just physical achievements; they are essential to cognitive and social development, laying the foundation for future learning and interaction.
Which Motor Milestones Occur First In Infants?
The journey through motor milestones begins with head control and progresses through a series of stages: from rolling over to sitting, crawling, standing, and walking.
Each step is a sign that your baby is developing their muscle strength and coordination.
Knowing this order helps you keep an eye on your baby’s progress and spot if they might need a little extra help along the way.
What Does Delay in Motor Milestones Mean?
Understanding the impact of delays in motor milestones is important. For example, if your baby takes longer to start crawling or walking, this might affect how they learn to move around and understand space, which is a big part of how they learn and play.
If you notice that your baby isn’t hitting these milestones on time, it’s a good idea to not just wait and see. Talking to us early can help you figure out what’s going on and make sure your baby gets the right support.
To speak to one of our experts for FREE, arrange a discovery visit at our specialist clinic by clicking HERE.
When Should I Worry About Motor Milestones?
Knowing when to worry about your baby’s development is crucial.
If your baby is not meeting milestones as expected, or if they start losing skills they had before, it’s time to take action.
Getting help soon can really make a difference in your child’s growth and their abilities in the future rather than a wait-and-see approach, as this can leave your child falling behind, and struggling to take part in activities with their friends.
Free Developmental Screening For Motor Milestones
If you have worries about how your baby is developing their motor skills and have been putting off coming to see us, we invite you to speak to our expert team for FREE.
We have a limited number of slots available at our clinic, but we are currently offering a special opportunity for a Free Development Screening for Motor Milestones.
This assessment isn’t just a check-up; it’s a valuable chance for you to get a clear picture of where your baby stands in their motor development journey.
Our team will take the time to understand your baby’s unique needs and discuss any concerns you might have. From there, we can guide you towards the most effective treatment options, designed to support your baby’s growth in a comfortable, stress-free way.
To schedule your Free Development Screening for Motor Milestones and take the first step in ensuring your child gets the best start in life, click HERE or call us on 908 543 4390.
More Free Resources for Parents of Babies Struggling with Motor Milestones
Read our blog – Babies & Head Control: What To Look For & How To Help
Read our blog – Crawling: Does It Still Matter?