In case of eczema, use mild, unscented body and laundry soaps. Pat baby's skin dry; don't rub ||Plan for regular family meals. Enjoy being together as a family and give a chance for everyone to decompress from the day ||Don't let your baby nap in the car seat after you're home as a substitute for crib since it's harder for young babies to breathe in that position ||Don't ever be afraid to ask for help from a friend or relative. Time away will let you recharge. ||There are parenting mistakes that are harmless. When in doubt, ask your pediatrician ||If every feeding is painful or your baby isn't gaining weight, ask a lactation consultant or your baby's doctor for help ||Don't forget to watch what you say and do around your child: Imitation is one of the ways toddlers learn socially acceptable behavior. ||Toddler's appetite may change almost daily. Let her be the judge of how much she needs and wants to eat. ||Reading aloud will help your baby be a better reader when she's older ||There are some games, that you can play with your child to increase his ability to concentrate. Check them out in our articles section. ||
Delayed Speech
Delayed Speech
Your son's speech compared to his peers is way behind. This scenario is common among parents of kids who are slow to speak. Knowing what's "normal" and what's not ,can help you figure out if you should be concerned or not.
 Normal Pattern of Speech Development
Newborn
Startles to loud noise
3-4 months
Vocalizes alone or when spoken to coos and laughs
7 months
Turns to soft sounds out of sight
7-10 months
at 7 months sounds used indiscriminately (Dada, Mama)
at 10 months sounds indiscriminately
12 months
2-3 words other than DADA ,MAMA
18 months
6-10 words shows 2 parts of the body
20-24 months
Use 2 or more words to make simple phrases
2.5 -3 years
Talks constantly in 3-4 words sentences
What causes speech delay?
Speech delay occurs in up to 10 percent of children. The most common causes of speech delay include:
1. Mental Retardation
2. Hearing Loss
3. Maturation Delay
Other causes might include
4. The child just doesn't want to talk (Elective mutism)
5. Bilingualism
6. Psychosocial Deprivation
7. Autism
What can my doctor do to find out if speech delay is the problem? • Listening to your child's speech
• checking your child's mental development
• hearing test
What can be done if my child has speech delay?
• Some children just take more time to start talking so your child might not need any treatment.
• The treatment Protocol depends on the cause of the speech delay.
• A speech and language pathologist might be helpful in making treatment plans.
• In some cases an audiologist (a hearing doctor), a psychologist (a specialist in behavior problems) is needed to share in treatment protocol.
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