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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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 icliniq.com 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 falling. This c...  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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 kid suffers from a developmental delay. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid has a developmental delay. He is missing his milestones. He is 1 year 10 months. He does not walk or kneel or speak yet. His TMS and GC-MS reports showed negative. We started Levi Pil syrup (Levetiracetam) based on the attached EEG report.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the prescription of Levetiracetam, it is completely right as there is evidence of absence seizures indicated by EEG (electroencephalogram). Regarding developmental delay, there is a need f...  Read Full »

Why does my baby sleep less?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 3.5 months old and weighs 6 kg. Her sleep lasts only for a few minutes. Overall on average, she sleeps 8 hours a day. She cries a lot, always remains fussy and irritated. She takes formula milk as well as breastfeeds after every one and a half hours. Her demand for mi...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Chelakalapelli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Discontinue Barbit 30 (Phenobarbital) unless she has seizures. Take care of baby feeds. Empty breastmilk from one breast entirely before going to the other side. Make sure that formula feeds are appropriately diluted. You can give Colicaid (Dill oil, Fennel oil with Sim...  Read Full »

Why is my 1.8-year-old baby not crawling yet?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby girl is 1.8 years old. All her activities are normal. But, she did not crawl yet. She can sit in bed from a lying position and stand by holding something for 10 minutes. She is not stepping forward. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your daughter is having some delay in walking. We expect them to achieve this function by 12 or 13 months. Does she recognize parents? Can she hear and say some words with meaning? As you said that her activities are normal, I presume yes. So, maybe she has a delay in...  Read Full »

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