Growth And Development Of Premature Babies Born At The Age Of 8 Months?
, My child is now 21 months old and male but his teeth have not grown much there are only 4 in the upper teeth u0026amp; 4 in the lower teeth, can not speak and if called his name did not turn around as he did not know his name. But my child is very active does not want to be silent u0026amp; easily bored. Does it affect growth and development u0026amp; the future of my child? because when giving birth, my baby was born prematurely at the age of 8 months and was not given breast milk because my breast milk did not come out.
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In general, premature babies are often slower to develop compared to babies born on time. However, as long as proper stimulation is performed, and there are no other complications (such as hearing loss, cognitive impairment, physical disability, etc.), often this developmental delay can be pursued.
Baby teeth growth can vary in speed. In general, if at the age of 18 months your baby has experienced teething, even though the amount is small, the condition of your baby is still included in the reasonable variations that do not need to worry about. You can stimulate continued growth of teeth by giving your baby more calcium and phosphorus-rich foods, giving him milk and processed products, giving baby food with a texture according to his age (at age 21 months, naturally the baby can already eat solid food), and always keep clean teeth and oral cavity.
Your baby who has not been able to speak and not turn around when called at the age of 21 months can be a normal variation of development, but it may not. If there is not a single word he is able to say at this age, you should be vigilant. It is feared, your baby is constrained by language development due to hearing loss, articulation disorders, cognitive impairment, or many other possibilities. This is also a possibility that makes it difficult for your baby to communicate expressing his desires, so that he becomes more difficult silent and easily bored.
Although it is still possible to be a reasonable developmental variation, early detection of developmental disorders will certainly be better for your baby. Thus, if there is a delay, the doctor can certainly evaluate the cause, as well as provide appropriate treatment. So, check with your baby directly to the doctor or a pediatrician.
For now, you should focus on:
Give the baby healthy and nutritiously balanced food
Encourage the baby to interact more, for example by accompanying him to play, talking to him, reading stories
Don't give the baby gadget too early
Don't let your baby play alone without adult supervision
Not too anxious, not even comparing your baby's growth and development with other babies because each baby is born unique
Hope this helps ...