Babies grow faster at infant stage than any other stage of their lives. At this stage, they
double their weight by the time they reach 6months old, and by the time they are 1, the
weight is tripled. A gradual increase in height happen between 6months and 1year old and
the infant double his/her length. The heads grow by ½ inch per month for the first
6months, and ¼ per month till they reach 1-year-old.
Importance of PLAY in a child’s development
Play helps in the development of a child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-
being; it offers them the conditions that are suited to improving their creative thinking,
experimenting and ability to bond with others and to their surroundings. (Bento & Dias,
4 impacts that a family may have if a child gets hospitalized.
The family may develop the fear that the other children might also contract the
The parents might become stressed up and require emotional support due to some
invasive medical procedures used in treating their children.
The family might develop fear of their sick child dying.
It causes financial strain to the family depending on the type of admission and the
health insurance coverage available.