should I be doing something?

(16 Posts)
goneHaywire Tue 22-Jan-13 16:51:22

DD was able to hold her head up at birth and rolling over at 2 months.

now at almost 7mo everything seems to have stopped.

she no longer rolls over, can't seem to hold her head up for long, has been having what seemed to be teething pain for months but still no teeth, she bearly responds to her name, cannot sit unaided and isn't babbling (only sqeals or makes gutteral sounds).

I keep getting nhs texts on the developments she should be making each week and she can't do any of it. its starting freak me out.

should I be doing something to encourage/help simulate her development?

she was induced 4 weeks early, does that mean she'll be 4 weeks behind?

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Tue 22-Jan-13 16:55:05

Without meaning to worry you, it's probably best that you pop her to see your GP. It's best that it's checked out and it could be completely normal, but it's better for a doctor to check her over so that he/she can ease your mind. smile

goneHaywire Tue 22-Jan-13 17:03:54

tbh I don't have much faith in my GP. I think he may just fob me off... while I was pregnant the guy told me I had a urine infection and sent me away with anti biotics when in fact I had preclamcia, luckily my midwife picked up on it and sent me to the hospital

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Tue 22-Jan-13 17:05:43

shock Goodness! Have you tried contacting your HV? They can be very useful.

lorisparkle Tue 22-Jan-13 17:08:53

I really would see gp and if he is no help ask for a 2nd opinion. if you are concerned sometimes you just have to be a pushy parent. our hv run sessions at our local children's centre might be another avenue.

PerchanceToDream Tue 22-Jan-13 21:42:30

Don't worry about the teething - that's perfectly normal. I think DD started teething at 4/5 months but didn't get her first tooth until 8 months. Then they tend to come in spurts.

Rolling over at 2 months seems very early to me. And strange that she's stopped. Again I don't want to worry you but yes, I'd get that checked out. At least to ease your mind. There might be some underlying health issue.

steppemum Tue 22-Jan-13 22:10:00

I wouldn't worry about her not hitting developmental stages, unless your hv is concerned, all babies are different. But I would worry about her stopping doing things she could do before.

Can you book an appointment with your gp by name? I do this when I want to avoid a particular gp?

goneHaywire Wed 23-Jan-13 13:13:56

just wondering where your DCs spend most of their time during the day? are they seated? on the floor? in a playpen?

DH and I are wondering if DD hasn't just for lazy from being seated in a rocket too much

goneHaywire Wed 23-Jan-13 13:14:28

rocker*

goneHaywire Wed 23-Jan-13 13:18:30

stepmum unfortunately there's only 1 gp at the surgery now. the gp I used to see (i used to ask for her by name) has left and no one seems to know where she's moved to. otherwise I'd have followed her to her new surgery

lorisparkle Wed 23-Jan-13 14:51:21

I do not think your DD would have become lazy from being in the rocker although I am no expert. Ds2 spent far too much time in a bouncy chair and I was very concerned that he would not develop physically, it was not the case though.

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Wed 23-Jan-13 19:48:38

No, I don't think this has anything to do with the rocker. She could do with being checked over, by a paediatrician rather than a GP. Can you ask your HV for advice? She should be able to sort out a referral for you.

goneHaywire Sat 26-Jan-13 23:34:35

UPDATE;
called hv, she said bring dd into clinic

interestingly DH read something about being exposed to tv affecting babies' development. don't know what the science behind this is, (if there is indeed any) but I wondered if being distracted by the tv was stopping her from focusing on other things, so this week the tv was off whenever she was awake and I included floor play and movement activities into her routine every day.

now she's playing with her feet, picking up and playing with her toys of her own volition, able to sit for a few seconds unsupported. still a hit and miss with her name and hasn't resumed rolling over, but I recon she's made a little progress

MrsMushroom Sun 27-Jan-13 00:42:08

Wow that sounds like a big change! You must be feeling better about her1

Weightlessbaby Sun 27-Jan-13 01:12:21

haywire I was going to say it actually sounds quite normal from my experience. Our DD was holding her head up off the floor at a few weeks and rolling from tummy to back. Then it all stopped! She eventually started rolling again at c.5 months, sitting (reliably) at c. 8 months and now at 11 months is just getting on the go (commando crawling and pulling herself up to her knees).

FWIW I think they have 'false' developmental leaps where they then forget what they've learned for ages after (eg DD learned to clap at c.9 months, then forgot for ages, but just in the last few days has really 'got' it).

Re the TV issue. It is recommended that children under 2 don't watch any. I know this may be difficult - in our house the solution is a lockable tv cabinet so DD just doesn't know what it is! Scientific studies have shown that TV in under 2s can inhibit development in a number of ways, inc imaginative play, language and social development. It can also have a negative hormonal impact-TV in the evening can reduce melatonin levels and make sleep difficult.

I really don't want to sound judgmental, but turn the telly off- whether yout hink she is or not, your DD will be absorbed by it, rather than rolling around on the floor and exploring what she can do. Try radio instead (embarrasingly have decided that radio2 suits me best now)!

Anyway, you sound like you're doing great and good luck!

goneHaywire Sun 27-Jan-13 08:53:13

Mushroom I'm definately alot less worried about her

thanks weightless its good to know what I'm not the only one whose DC has stopped doing things they were able to do before and that the skills do return... now if only she would go back to sleeping through the night...

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