A 5 Month Old Baby Is Not Prone Yet?
, I want to ask. My ank was born at the age of 34w, how about the development? Because he is now 5 months old and has not been prone, he can still keep his head upright when he is lying on his stomach. Thank you
Hi Nur Yelly .. Thank you for the question given.
Development and growth for every child is not the same. Likewise in children who were born at term or less months or prematurely. To assess the development of children born prematurely, it is necessary to adjust the child's age, namely reducing the estimated days of birth with the birth age of your baby. If your child is born at 34 weeks of gestation (around 6 weeks earlier) then the developmental age that your child currently measures is a child around 3 months old.
In children aged 3 months, the development of children that should have been achieved is: actively playing with their fingers, being able to feel and hold objects, starting to be able to make sounds from their mouths, being able to straighten their head and chest when on their stomach, be able to chatter and try to imitate sounds, stare at people who spoke to him.
When adjusted for the child's age of 3 months, the child's ability is still within normal limits. You don't have to worry too much. However, you still need to make observations about the overall development of the child in terms of motor, language, fine motor skills, and children's social. As well as the growth of children, namely body weight and height balanced.
Continue to observe and evaluate child development. If within 1-3 months there is no progress in the child's development, then it's a good idea to have your child checked by a pediatrician for consultation and get an in-person examination.
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