Is Baby OK Guide

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Discussion Questions
The First Year : Physical Development

  1. How many inches does the average newborn grow during the first year? (He or she grows seven to ten inches. They gain one to two pounds a month, doubling their birth weight by five months and tripling it by their first birthday)
  2. Is birth weight an indicator of a baby’s future size? (No. Genetics influences final height.)
  3. Why is the growth of a baby’s head important? (The growth of the head reflects the growth of the brain.)
  4. Why is it important that growth charts reflect ethic diversity? (Growth charts based on dated data from white children can indicate that children from African-American, Latino, and Asian immigrant families did not fall within the norm because they were either too small or too big.)
  5. Identify some infant reflexes. (Startle reflex, rooting reflex.)
  6. Name the four major developmental areas. (Personal social, large motor, fine motor, language skills)
  7. Describe how vision develops in the first three months. (At one month, an infant can make eye contact; at two months, he can track an object moving through a half-circle in front of him; by three months she\’ll try to swipe objects moving above or in front of her.)
  8. What are signs of early vision problems? (Frequently crosses eyes, shuts or covers one eye, tilts head forward, holds object close to eyes.)
  9. What is a sign that a six-month-old hears? (She turns toward a voice when someone comes up behind her and speaks to her.)
  10. Define and give an example of polysyllabic babbling. (Repeat vowels and consonants; Mama, dada)
  11. What does equal limb movement mean? (A child moves each of her arms and legs equally well. She does not favor one side.)
  12. Name some large motor milestones of the first year. (A child usually hold up his head and chest and pushes himself up on his arms at four months. He rolls over both ways in the fifth month; she sits without support in the sixth month;)
  13. What is a pincer grasp (Picking up a tiny object with thumb and forefinger.) Suggest ways to encourage use of the pincer grasp. (To stimulate grasping, try putting a toy or colorful object slightly out of her reach and encourage her to grab it. Encourage her to pick up her finger foods like peas and carrots.)
  14. What are some milestones involving hand use? (Reach for objects, pass object from hand to hand, hold objects in each hand, bang two objects)
  15. Can not crawling cause poor reading development? (No) Did you believe this myth?
  16. Try to locate at home a baby book describing your development. Or, have students ask parents to tell about the age they crawled or reached major milestones.

Twelve to Twenty-four Months

  1. How much weight does a child typically gain during the second twelve months? (Three to five pounds.)
  2. What is the age range in which children learn to walk? (Some walk as early as eight months; others don’t walk until twenty months. Ninety percent of children walk by the end of the fourteenth month.)
  3. What skills does drinking from a cup require? (Hand-to-mouth control, lip closure, swallowing ability, ability to regulate the flow of fluids)
  4. At what age does a child undress himself? ( Between 12 and 18 months, a toddler begins to undress herself. By two she may completely undress herself.)
  5. What are some milestones in language during the second twelve months? (Say three words, combine words, form two, three, and four-word sentences.)
  6. What area of infant development is the most variable? (Language development.)

Developmental Delay

  1. What is developmental delay? (A child has not achieved the skills and abilities expected of children his age. Some delays are physical; other delays are in speech and language; still others are emotional or intellectual.)
  2. What should parents do if they suspect their child has a delay? (Discuss it with the pediatrician; seek early intervention services as early as possible.)


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