my son's dr says he's "develpmentally where he's suppose to be"

Sarah - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son is 20 months old. he was a couple weeks early when he was born and was small. he's 20 lbs right now and his dr thinks he should weigh more. he thinks that he should be talking more. i, myself, am not personally worried about him, i thinks he's developing just fine. any advice?

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User - posted on 01/09/2009

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Most communities have an early intervention program who will do a screening ( a quick check) or an evaluation (more in depth) o' your child's language (and other) skills. It's usually through your local school district, and apart 'rom meetings to set up the eval process, it's extremely easy to do, and doesn't cost. Likely there is nothing wrong, but it's nice to have the peace o' mind. And you can say that you've check it out to your doc. Baby's weights do indeed vary. I' your child is eating well and thriving in all developmental area's, likely again that he is 'ine. However, it never hurts to keep an eye on things.

Megan - posted on 01/09/2009

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like everyone else said every child is different my son was early,(hes 12 now)only 4lbs and now hes taller and bigger than all the boys in his grade(guess i shouldnt have listened to those woman at wic saying there somthing wrong with him!)-although his doctor said dont worry! my cousins child (almost 3)just started talking, she didjust start bringing him to a speach tharapist,and hes already talking...it just takes some little ones longer-they also think he didnt talk cause he has two older sibling that always talked for him!lol

Ginger - posted on 01/08/2009

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my daughter is 21 months old she was born 3 weeks early at an average weight, she now weighs 24lbs my dr said she is just tall and skinny, and not to worry ( she eats like a piggy, but is very active) as for talking she says alot of words she started to talk early though.. As for your son I wouldnt  worry too much about his weight kids all grow at different paces.. I would probably get a speach therapist to help with his speach though.. just a suggestion.. you know best

Gabrielle - posted on 01/08/2009

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My daughter was born two weeks late, is 29 months old, and barely weighs 23 lbs. I'm 5 ft tall and was 4 lb 15 oz when I was born (two weeks late), didn't weigh 20 lbs until I was 2. Some people are just small. My daughter also wasn't talking a lot at 18 months, but at 24 months, she had a vocabulary of 200+ words. She's very physical, so she burns off food fast, which keeps her small, and her physical development just came before her vocab development for a while. Trust your instincts, and maybe find some baby books to read, so you can have a sort of second opinion.

Erica - posted on 01/06/2009

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I wouldn't be concerned. My son just turned two on the 21st of December and he just started talking! I enlisted the help of Early On, a government funded organization that determines if your child may need help developmentally. I was overly concerned about where he was supposed to be when in all actualty all children develop at faster and slower paces than others. I wouldn't be too concerened

User - posted on 01/06/2009

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You know your child better than anyone else, so I would go with your instincts. My nephew is 26 months old and has just recently started talking. My daughter is 28 months and talks as well as most 3 year olds. Children are all different. As far as the weight, they are all different there as well. My daughter is small but my nephew has always been larger and weighed more than her even though he's younger. If you are concerned you can check http://www.babycenter.com/baby-child-gro... to see where he stands but don't take too much stock in it. I am sure your son is perfectly fine

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