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At any age

Call your child’s pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

Talk to your child’s pediatrician about it at your child’s next well-child visit. Children develop at different rates, so there may be nothing to worry about. But it’s important to bring this up with your child’s pediatrician.

Talk to your child’s pediatrician about it at your child’s next well-child visit. Children develop at different rates, so there may be nothing to worry about. But it’s important to bring this up with your child’s pediatrician.

15 months

Call your child’s pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

18 months

Call your child’s pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

2 years

Call your child’s pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

3 years

Talk to your child’s pediatrician about it at your child’s next well-child visit. Children develop at different rates, so there may be nothing to worry about. But it’s important to bring this up with your child’s pediatrician.

Keep notes to bring to the pediatrician about when you first noticed the waddle, and if it gets better or worse over time.

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5 years

Call your child’s pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

Keep notes to bring to the pediatrician about when you first noticed the waddle, and if it gets better or worse over time.

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I’m worried that my child isn’t growing the way he should. Should I bring it up with my child’s pediatrician?

Yes. Always share any worries you have with your child’s pediatrician. If you feel like your worries aren’t being taken seriously, don’t be afraid to bring it up again or ask the pediatrician to take another look. Many signs of developmental delays aren’t obvious. Trust your gut.

Get more tips on how to talk with your child’s pediatrician about physical developmental delays [PDF - 283 KB].

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