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Did your preemie meet their corrected age milestones?

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rumtumtugger Sat 15-Mar-14 00:42:40

Dd is 7 months, 5.5 corrected. She's not yet rolling. We've been discharged from hospital but should I be worried enough to contact a dr? She's otherwise healthy and happy.

legoplayingmumsunite Sat 15-Mar-14 00:49:12

Some babies don't roll, my cousin's second child (born at 42 weeks) rolled once in her first year. She's 6 now, and seems to be ok physically!

legoplayingmumsunite Sat 15-Mar-14 00:51:41

Oh, and my early baby (36 weeks) was later than his older sisters for quite a few milestones but not sure if that was being early or a boy. Or if my daughters were just terribly advanced!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 15-Mar-14 02:09:26

mine varied from 29 to 35 weeks. Their ability has varied but the worst was the 29 weeker (unrelated as he has other conditions) and the 35 weeker. The other two followed somewhere between their cga and aa It really does depend on the baby.

Sunnysummer Sat 15-Mar-14 02:41:27

DS was only just preemie at nearly 37 weeks and didn't roll until 7 months corrected - but then walked at 10 months corrected! I have friends with term babies that still didn't roll until even later. When I was a bit worried my HV said it's not usually a milestone that doctors worry about, it's the ones like smiling, being responsive to parents' voices, holding up their heads, that tend to be concerns if missed.

MiaowTheCat Sat 15-Mar-14 09:25:06

DD1 was late on adjusted age milestones on most physical stuff. She's fine now - a little cautious with things like slides and the like, but that's just her personality. Her father was a very late walker as well though (lazy git)

Rommell Sat 15-Mar-14 09:35:37

My son was only just a preemie but he missed every single one of his adjusted milestones, some by a long way. He was particularly late at sitting - I mean, he didn't do it until he was 8 months old. Every time the HV was going to do more than just 'keep an eye on him', he'd get there eventually, but I'll be honest, it was a worrying time. He is absolutely fine now but I understand how you feel. I would go to the HV if I were you - it may be nothing, like in the case of my son, but if you're concerned the best thing to do is talk to them about it.

neversleepagain Sat 15-Mar-14 20:25:48

My twins were 6 weeks early.

Both smiled late - 12 weeks
Both sat up late - 8 months
Both crawled at 11 months
Walked at 14 & 16 months

So some late and some on time. It really varies. I know 3 non prem boys only walked at 18 months.

minipie Mon 17-Mar-14 17:01:23

I've heard rolling is not regarded as a true milestone.

My DD (also 6 weeks early) has met all her other physical milestones on a corrected age basis but was very late to roll back to front (8 or 9 months corrected I think?) I think she just didn't see the point grin

If all else is on track then I really wouldn't worry.

confuddledDOTcom Mon 17-Mar-14 17:08:33

My 29 weeker (who's CGA birthday was last week) is master at rolling. He can't do much else, can't even sit up without support, but can get anywhere by rolling!

clabsyqueen Mon 17-Mar-14 21:33:06

My 28 weeker never rolled but walked at 11 months corrected and met all physical milestones at a normal corrected age.
My 41 weeker is currently 7 months and has never rolled at all but is sitting very well and starting to rock on all fours.
I don't think you need to worry about rolling at all.

MultipleMama Tue 18-Mar-14 02:00:41

I don't really pay attention to when they should be doing what. I believe they learn when they are ready and when they have plenty of encouragment smile

DD2 is 24wo(15adj) today and has caught up to her actual age which has amazed her doctors, she is officially crawling (hands & knees) and is able to sit unaided for a few minutes. She can also give kisses and always lifts her arms to be picked up, and has the most adorable laugh smile

DS4, her twin, hasn't reached many milestones yet. He can make eye contact and can hold his head up for a few seconds but shows no signs other signs like rolling over or touching his toes. He doesn't really babble and is still like a 2 month old in other areas and rarely likes to smile! But he'll get there eventually smile

FraggleRock77 Tue 18-Mar-14 09:42:37

Did anyone ever worry that their LO was not very cuddly. DS smiles and coos and responds well to me and DH but just doesn't like to be held/cuddled. He prefers to be looking around or kicking about on the floor. Suppose I'm just worried it's an after effect of being in an incubator for so long x

minipie Tue 18-Mar-14 12:04:41

Hi Fraggle, thought I replied but it hasn't appeared.

My DD was just as you describe - didn't want to be held and cuddled. If she was on my lap she was trying to stand up or wanting to be carried around.

Now however at 16 months she is quite keen on cuddles and will often pop over for a quick cuddle before dashing off to the next important task. And she loves to sit on my lap and stroke me (ahh) while she has her morning/evening milk.

I think it is just her personality - she has always been a very active, curious baby and I think she found cuddles boring!

FraggleRock77 Tue 18-Mar-14 12:15:08

Thanks Mini. I think you're right it's just his personality. I was having a moment of worry! Really reassuring to hear your comments and experience. Your LO sounds lovely x

MultipleMama Tue 18-Mar-14 12:22:21

DS4 loves to be swaddled and rocked a certain way and if he's not wrapped to my chest he screams the house down.

However, DD2 hates to be in one place so cuddles are not high on her priority list. She does when she's tired or cranky but otherwise she'd rather explore! smile

10storeylovesong Wed 19-Mar-14 10:55:35

My 27 weeker missed all his early milestones (smiling, holding head up etc). He didn't roll until about 9.5 months. However, at 10 months he started sitting up, pulling himself up to standing and cruising round the furniture... Just overnight! He's now 13 months and can climb an entire flight of stairs unassisted and is on the cusp of walking.

MiaowTheCat Fri 21-Mar-14 07:27:16

DD1 wasn't a cuddly baby - she's growing into being a really cuddly toddler though.

softkitty79 Sat 22-Mar-14 15:18:09

Funny you should ask this as so far rolling is the only milestone my 26 weeker has missed, finally did it at 11 months corrected after his dad showed him what to do and he copied! Sleeping got soooo much better after that. May be related in part to flexor muscles being a little underdeveloped in extreme prems, my little theory for what it is worth. But rolling also very variable hence not part of a formal developmental check.

MrsCaptainJackSparrow Wed 14-May-14 21:00:11

My ds was born at 32 weeks. He was really late learning roll. Think he was about 7 months. He was 9 months when he learnt to crawl and he's just started walking at 14 months.

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