Baby Milestones

Achievements like rolling over, crawling, sitting up, and walking during the baby's growth period are said to be baby milestones. These milestones are used to check if the baby's growth and development are healthy.

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Why has my child not started walking by his own?

Query: Hi doctor, It is regarding my son. He is 14 months and 1 week old. He has not started to walk on his own but has started to crawl at 12 months. Is there a problem with his leg muscle?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. Some children are a little slow. The very fact that the child is able to crawl shows that leg muscles are working fine and have enough strength to lift the weight of the body. Give the child some time, and he should be able to walk also. You can supplement...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the unsteady gait of my daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter was a late walker. She started to walk when she was 18 months old. Now, at 20 months, it feels like she is still very unsteady and her gait is weird. I have attached a link to a video of how she walks. Please see it. Is there a real reason to be concerned or is it normal af...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After seeing the video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that she walks with an ataxic gait. There may also be some component of spasticity (stiffness in her lower limbs). It looks a little abnormal because she is tripping and fall...  Read Full »

Is 8.3 kg normal weight for a 16-month-old toddler?

Query: Hi doctor, My toddler (16 months old) has had very little milk since birth. The birth weight was 3.1 kg. Now at 16 months, the weight is 8.3 kg. From the eighth month onwards, my kid did not gain weight and was 7 kg till the 12th month. But my kid is as tall as other kids of the same age and makes g...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please note that the weight of 8.16 kg for the age of 16 months is slightly on the lower side, but it is not too low. I would suggest the following supplements for weight gain: 1. Syrup Calcimax P (Calcium supplement), 4 ml twice a day for...  Read Full »

My premature baby pooped 10 times in the last 24 hours. Is it a sign of loose motion?

Query: Hello doctor,I need detailed medical advice regarding my son's medical condition. My baby was born on the 19th of last month, but he was premature. He was born at 29 weeks. His birth weight was 1.26 kg. Due to his preterm birth, the baby was in NICU for 45 days and got discharged. During birth, he h...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please find your answers in the same order as the questions asked: Small children below the age of six months may pass stools once in two days or 10 to 15 times per day. It is normal. As long as the child is active and the urine output is fine (which in your cas...  Read Full »

Can worms be responsible for my 7-month-old baby not gaining weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 7-month-old baby who is failing to gain weight and whose brother 5 years old has Ascaris worm and I believe flukes (still to confirm). The baby has been given Albendazole 2.5 ml one dose every five days and is not getting better. I would like to give it more often or maybe co...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Worms are very rare in babies 7 months of age. There is no need to give Albendazole. His weight of 7.3 kg is normal. After 6 months of age, the weight gain process slows down. If your baby is active and has achieved milestones appropriate for his age, then there is no ...  Read Full »

Why is my son losing the ability to walk?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is a month away from three years old. Approximately three months ago, he started to lose the ability to walk. He is not able to stand up by making a tripod position. His balance is extremely unstable, and his grip in his hands has diminished that he cannot hold a crayon. When he do...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I am sorry to inform you that things need to be taken care of as soon as possible. First of all, it is essential to know the diagnosis as it cannot be diagnosed in the first visit on most occasions. There is a possi...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old son cannot sit. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My 9-month-old son does not sit. If I put him on his tummy, then he rolls but never tries to sit. He lies on his front. Also, he does not crawl. Rest all is fine. He is teething, his neck is good, he smiles, and everything. Is he fine? Should we go to a neurologist?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems to be a gross motor development delay. A complete central nervous system (CNS) examination and development assessment will be required. It would be best if you visited a developmental pediatrician for clinical eval...  Read Full »

What kind of foods can be given to my 6-month-old daughter?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby has turned 6 months today. For the last 20 days, I have been giving her ragi and half a banana. Now that she is 6 months old, what cereals, vegetables, and fruits can I give her? Can I give her rice? Can I give her ghee and curd?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, congratulations on your baby turning 6 months. You can now start her on complementary feeding. You have already started ragi, and that is good. You can give her rice and other cereals and pulses. You can start her on simple rice and keep on adding one ingredie...  Read Full »

My premature baby has failed his hearing test. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing regarding the newborn screening of my baby. He was prematurely born at 29 weeks and spent 40 days in NICU. During his stay, we tested his hearing via the OAE method. At first, both the ears did not respond, and in the second screening, the left ear was perfect. But, there ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The BERA (brainstem evoked response audiometry) report shows a profound hearing loss in the right ear. OAE (otoacoustic emissions) shows an absence of OAE in the right which means the inner ea...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my baby's eyeball to be deeper in one eye than the other?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is one and a half months old. One of her eyeballs appears to be more inside than the other. What should we do? Should we consult a specialist or will it get alright as the baby grows?  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Please provide me with more information so that I can guide you better. Does your baby have any vision problems? Did she reach all her milestones according to her age? How about her social smile, looking at her mother, an...  Read Full »

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