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3.Did the mother have any problems conceiving the child, throughout the pregnancy, during and or after childbirth?4.Do you feel as though your child was behind other children you know when it cametowards developemental tasks such as sitting, crawling, walking, dressing themselvesand potty training and roughly how old was the child when they started to do thesethings.
Studies have shown that using developmental normal age ranges is a good way tomonitor risks for developmental delays and that early bloomers have been shown to prosper inadulthood in things like intelligence and executive functions. Children should also hitappropriate milestones when it comes to weight and height as well because studies have shownthat increased weight gain early in childhood can lead to adult obesity (Neelon, Oken, Taveras,Rifas-Shiman, & Gillman., 2011). Considering that obesity is on the rise in our country it isimportant to start monitoring by habits early in children. Studies have shown that 10% of theinfants in the united states ages 0-23 months are categorized as obese (Neelon, Oken, Taveras,Rifas-Shiman, & Gillman., 2011).