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What are some signs of concern I should watch for concerning my child's physical development?

If your child shows any of these symptoms, consult your pediatrician:

  • Babies or children are extremely awkward and clumsy compared to other children the same age.
  • Babies have no head control at 7 months.
  • Babies show little or no large motor movement.
  • Babies cannot sit alone at 12 months.
  • Babies cannot stand alone at 15 months.
  • Babies cannot walk at 18 months.
  • Children cannot jump up or down or across a small object at 4 years.
  • Children cannot hop on one foot at 6 years.
  • Children cannot balance on one foot for five seconds at 6 years.


Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia




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