I dont know a lot about premies (sp?) but I do know that they tend to develop based on what theyre anticipated original due date was. For instance, say right now he is 12 months, but he was born 3 months early, that means that developmentally he should be at about a 9 months as far as milestones go. This isnt typical for all kids, but it is average.
As far as the massaging goes, Im not sure what that does, Im assuming it helps blood flow to the muscles to help develop them. Dont be too concerned hun! All babies develop differently. I knew babies that were one, that were not premature that still didnt crawl. If youre extremely concerned, talk to the pediatrician, they will either help to put your mind at ease, or theres always an option for physical therapy, but as of now I dont think they would recommend it bc he is still young and developing. I hope that helped a bit!
at 1:15 AM on Aug. 15, 2009