Watch for Milestones and Worry Less

Are you a new parent?

If so, your baby is eating, sleeping, and soiling diapers.  Those are all good signs. But is your baby is making developmental progress?  Weeks can pass, but nothing much may seem to change.  Should you be concerned?

Reaching a new milestone is a reassuring event. Doctors pay attention to milestones.

Some milestones, like crawling and walking, are hard to miss. It’s great when your baby reaches them.  

If your baby is less than 4 months old, those ‘big’ milestones may be months away.  Is there something you can watch for now?

Luckily there are many early signs of progress. They are subtle and overlooked milestones.  However, you need to know what to watch for.  Here are examples of two different milestones that you could see in the first month.

Brief Head Lift on Stomach
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Weight Shift to One Arm

Few parents know about such overlooked milestones, which is too bad.  If you know such subtle changes are signs of development, you’ll be reassured.  Your baby is making progress!

Why should you trust me?

I’m Dr. Warren Eaton.  As a father and a grandfather, I have lots of personal experience. Infant and child development is also my area of professional expertise.  I taught Child Development at a large Canadian university for many years. I have also published many scientific research papers on the topic.  For details check my resumé and publications.

To help you, I’ve developed a series of milestone drawings and descriptions that show the key features of nearly 60 pre-walking milestones.  

I hope you find the information useful.

Thanks for your interest,

Warren

Warren Eaton, PhD