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are premature babies slower to develop than full term babies???

i had twins @ 27weeks they were 3lbs a piece....God Bless thank you for them...i've heard that premature babies are slower to develop than full term babies. True or False???... my friends has twins they were full term but she said that they did everything like 3 months apart like crawling, walking, teething etc.


Asked by cute504dimples at 10:21 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • They can be a little slower, not always though, it really depends on how early, how sick they were when born and all sorts of other factors. As long as your babes are healthy and growing try not to stress. Make sure you do the well checks the first year for sure as it will be the best indicator of a problem developmentally and trust your gut,if you think somethings off or not up to speed talk talk talk to your ped.We've had 3 preemies and sometimes dr's just dont pay enough attention or take the time to listen. Good LUCK!

    Answer by mamallamaof2 at 10:25 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • yes, and no. Technically they are not as old as full term babies, and have to develop. You should be basing their progress on their adjusted age- which would begin from their due date, not their date of birth.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:24 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Might be slower to develop, depending on weight, their medical condition etc. The doctor may apply something called adjusted age to their progress, but not always

    Answer by soccerfanatic14 at 10:29 PM on Sep. 10, 2010