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Delayed Milestones

Delayed Milestones or milestones are the predicted points for when a child reaches a significant stage in their development such as walking or talking. A delayed milestone is when a child has not reached a significant stage of their predicted age. There are many different causes of delayed milestones such as problems during pregnancy, birth and premature birth or genetic problems, Problems during early infancy or childhood such as infection or head injury can also cause delayed milestones. Still there is no identifiable cause. There are no single specific symptoms to look and identify for but there are signs to look for in the child’s development. If the child is behind this timeline then child may have delayed milestones. If the child face difficulty in learning new skills and or performing a skill.


Developmental delay sometimes indicates an underlying condition that only doctors and medical professional can diagnose. Once you they get a diagnosis, then they can plan for therapies or other early interventions to help your child’s progress and development into adulthood.

Fine and gross motor skill delay:

Fine motor skills: Small movements like pen holding, writing with pen playing with toys.

Gross motor skills: they require larger movements, like climbing stairs, throwing a ball, or jumping.

Children progress at different rates, but most children can head lift by 3 months old, sitting with support by 6 months, and walking before their 2nd birthday.

By age 5 years, most of the children can stand on their own with one foot for 10 seconds or longer and can use a fork and spoon.

Showing some of the following signs can mean that your child has delays in developing certain fine or gross motor functions:

Floppy or loose trunk and limbs or muscle tone.

Stiff arms and legs or straighten

Limited movement in arms and legs or restricted movements

Inability to sit without support by 9 months old/lack of sitting tolerance

Involuntary reflexes while voluntary movements

Difficulty in to weight bearing on legs and stand up by about 1 year old

Occasional fall or frequent falls, imbalance and incardination