I dont think the mums on here are that worried, geeze you make us sound like a pack of worry warts! the fact is, as mums, we are told so many things we "cant" do, like let bubs sleep on their tummys, and we are also told what bubs should be doing at what age, etc. when you take bubs for a check up, they ask are they rolling yet, are they standing yet etc etc, so as mums its in our nature to wonder why they arent if they are supposed to be. We also want to give our bubs the best possible start in life, so if we are given a list of things to prevent bad things such as SIDS from happening, we would want to try them.
Now in saying this, i am the parent of a slow learner. Brayden didnt roll, crawl, walk or talk at the appropriate "time". He was months behind the norm. He didnt even really talk until he was 2. But it was my doctor who sent him for hearing tests and speech therapy etc, becauase he was worried, Brayden was quiet all the time not even sounds came out of his mouth. Having all the tests come back normal was such a relief, and being given a couple of little exercises to do with him got him talking straight away. He still is a little slow, in fact i was told just the other day by another parent he has "development difficulties". But he has picked up heaps in the last 6 months so im not worried at all.
This website is a place for mums to come and ask advice, or just to chat, and if its something like red spots or whys my baby not crawling, then they have every right to ask. A lot of the time we just want reassurance that its ok, and there are other babies or kids like ours. I am a pretty relaxed parent, my baby sleeps on side or tummy cause he hates sleeping on his back, i dont mind that my 2 yr old has "accidents" on my new carpet. Thats life and yep they are kids, but if you let them grow up as they want to, they will turn into whinging brats.
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