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Is there any way to know if my 2month old will develop properly mentally ?

the pedi sais yesterday he was perfect the right weight , height and head circumference what are the chances of him NOT developing properly ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:54 AM on Mar. 5, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Oh, goodness, if those stats are fine, don't worry yourself about something that probably won't happen.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:56 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • The chances are tiny that he will have a problem. He needs love, nurturing and response to his cries at this age. He needs to feel that you are there for him.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:01 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I agree that the best thing you can do is give your child a safe, loving environment along with nutritious food when it comes time. It is normal for any parent to be concerned about developmental disabilities, but do you have something that runs or your family or know someone that has a child with a developmental disability and that is why you are so concerned?

    Answer by Namaste17 at 8:12 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Whatever will be, will be. While the chances are slim, worrying won't do anything. Just enjoy and love your child at this stage. That is what your baby needs the most.

    Answer by layh41407 at 8:17 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Not at this young age.

    Answer by meooma at 8:23 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • Recent research has shown that a functional MRI of the brain can diagnosis things like ADHD or autism at this young an age. It's a great way to see if an infant is developing properly. Right now, this is only used in research.

    I don't see that any doctor would order this for your child as it does require general anesthia and it's a fairly expensive medical test. Are you worried that your child is autistic? If he has a sibling with autism, there are a few children's hospitals that are doing sibling research where you could enroll your 2 month old and have him followed by experts.

    Answer by JSD24 at 8:37 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • He's 2 months old. Enjoy him now and know that your child is developing as he should be thus far.

    If we could predict what would truly happen to our children in the future - no one would ever have children.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 11:54 AM on Mar. 5, 2011

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