Dora - posted on 05/11/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
When I was a first time mom, I read all the books, did my research on line, asked friends and family many questions. I notice that I was always stressed out with my 1st little cutie because I was never 100% sure if he was developing accordingly. Well when my 2nd little cutie pie came a long I threw out all that crap about milestones. To me all of it was crap. Even though my 1st son never met any of the milestones when he was supposed, he is now turning 4yrs old and above his age group when it comes to reading, writing, comprehension, figuring things out, etc...... Every child is different and should never be sized up against the so called milestone chart. For example with my 1st son he only said mamma and dadda for almost the first 2yrs of his life. As soon as he turned 2yrs old he just talked up a storm. He didn't roll over until he was well into his 5th month of life. He also didn't start walking until he was 14 months old and Im talking about just starting to walk where he was holding onto everything. Now we can't stop him from running. He never like playing with other children until this year when he turned 3yrs old. He wouldn't even parallel play before the age of 3. I drove myself nuts wondering if there was something developmentally wrong with him. Well guess what he is completely fine. Now when one of my friends tell me they are concerned about their child's development because they are not meeting the milestones, I tell them not to sweat it because every child is different.