My nephew is 18 months old now and he is still not walking. He didn't crawl until he was a year old, sit up until he was 9 or 10 months, etc. He babbles a little, but I don't think he is saying words. I know he has therapy sessions in his home.
I NEVER bring it up because they never do, either. I have a daughter that is younger than him and she is meeting her milestones at the average times. It is almost uncomfortable - I never bring up what she is doing, either.
He was born a few weeks premature and he was only 5 pounds at birth, so I know this can play a role in delays. I am just worried about my nephew. Should I try to talk to my brother about it? I want to know I am here for him.
Also, what could be wrong? Do children outgrow this sort of stuff, or will he be mentally/physically disabled? His wife's family have a lot of mental retardation.
Asked by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Oct. 21, 2009 in Kids' Health
Answer by MizLee at 4:15 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 3:53 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Oriaku at 4:02 PM on Oct. 21, 2009