A newborn baby knows only two things to do, drink milk and sleep. From this stage baby gradually grows to crawl, sit, walk, play, run and speak. They go through 4 important baby growth stages before attaining 12 months old.
Mothers are the one who is more conscious about the growth of their babies. And sometimes may get worried if found any delay in seeing their child grow. They should understand the fact that growth rate may differ depending on various factors and should never compare their baby’s growth with any others. Growth rate won’t be same for all.
Growth of babies depends on various factors like malnutrition of mother during pregnancy, disease, infections, and consumption of certain kind of medicines. This condition can indirectly influence the growth of conceived baby.
Meningitis is a disease condition a newborn may have. Babies who get infected with Meningitis are more prone to have rescued growth.
Whatever may be the growth rate here are 4 early stages of baby development which is common for all though time may vary.
Four important baby growth stages
Stage 1: 3 Months, Head control
After birth within 3 months, baby’s head and neck should be getting stronger and will be able to gain about 80% head support. The gradual growth of the brain and spinal cord makes the baby’s neck become stiff and stronger. Leaving the baby to lay on her stomach over a playmat or soft surface helps to make the neck muscles stronger.
If you find it takes longer than 4 months for a baby to support his neck, it shows the lack of brain growth. In such situations what we should do is, identify what actually causing the baby to grow slow by proper medical checkup. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for this condition.