Check all that apply to build your list for talking with your pediatrician.

Did your child stop doing an activity?

For example, did your child start walking, and then went back to crawling? Or did she start reaching for toys and now doesn't try to grab them? If so, it's important to talk to your child's pediatrician today or the next time the office is open. This may be a warning sign of a health condition.

9 months

Sit up

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

Stand up

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.

12 months

Walk

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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15 months

Walk

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

4 to 18 months

Bring things to his or her mouth

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.

Grab, reach, or hold toys

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.

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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