Every child develops at a different pace. I think this is the top piece of advice all pediatrician’s give when parents are unsure if their child isn’t developing as quick as someone else’s child. We all know of a friend who knows a child who crawled at 3 months, walked at 6 months, and was potty trained by a year. These are all unusual ages to reach those milestones, but for some reason, we think there is something wrong when our baby doesn’t reach a milestone by a certain age. The Lyfeline App can keep track of baby’s milestones and help you understand where your child falls within rages.
With three kids, I noticed that my girls developed in some areas quicker than my son is. I also notice that my son is physically driven. At 7 months he’s just learning to sit on his own, but he can scoot around the entire living room until he gets to where he wants to be. My girls varied in ages when reaching this same milestone- my oldest was very laid back and wasn’t in a hurry to do anything, while my middle child was standing at 7 months and walking right before she turned 10 months. Neither girl crawled until after they learned to walk. While I’m not in a hurry to rush my youngest baby through his milestones, I love that Lyfeline suggests activities to engage my son so I can strengthen his skills.
Not all children progress the same and every experience differs. By logging all the special milestones on Lyfeline and answering questions related to his age, I can discuss my concerns with his pediatrician. You can check out the Lyfeline App, which is a free download for iOS and Android devices. Once you put in your child’s information and answer a few short questions, you are ready to use the app and even play games. You have nothing to lose by downloading the free app, so check it out!