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Developmental Milestones

Jan 29th, 2013, 17:25 PM   #1
 
Hi Ladies,

I have a few questions about what milestones happen when iyswim?

My HV said for jabs go by his age from when he was born ie he is now 4 weeks old (on thurs) but still not due for over a week but when he is 8 weeks to have his jabs.

She also said though that for smiles/walking.talking etc to delay it and thats what they will do with all developmental checks.

Does anyone have any experience of this? Just feels bit of a minefield. Is there a rule of thumb for which things get done at certain times as she also said we could treat him like any newborn......xx
 
 
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Jan 29th, 2013, 19:25 PM   #2
 
Developmentally they will be somewhere inbetween their actual age and their corrected age so say the average term baby smiles at 6 weeks but a baby born six weeks early may smile at 4 weeks from their due date (10 weeks actually age) and generally you have to 'correct' their age until they are two when things even up then. But until they are two expect them to be a little behind. not always, and depends how preemie they were. X x
 
 

 
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Jan 29th, 2013, 22:39 PM   #3
 
^wss

My Seb was 6 weeks early, most of his milestones so far have been inbetween, so 'late' if counting from his birth date, but 'early' if counting from his due date. For example he smiled at 12 weeks (6 corrected), so 12 weeks would be late but 6 weeks would be early. Things like jabs though, and developmental checks, are counted from the birth date. And some things are different, like weaning is recommended from 5 months, not 6 like it is for a full term baby (though Seb is having none of it yet!)

If you're confused, speak to your health visitor - loads of our conversations include me going 'actual age or corrected age?!' As Toni said, the older they get, the less it matters that they were early :o)

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Jan 29th, 2013, 22:46 PM   #4
 
Ive got into the habit of saying he's x weeks old, x weeks corrected, as it gets so confusing.

If he was 6 weeks early his age will be corrected till he is one

All developmental checks etc will be based on his corrected age.
 
 

 
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Jan 30th, 2013, 20:24 PM   #5
 
Ok so is there a rule of thumb as in outside factors they go by theyre birth agw but developmentally they go by corrected age. Oh and corrected age is working it out from his due date isnt it........atm g still isnt due so what is he?! Haha thank its really helps..... x
 
 
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Jan 30th, 2013, 22:24 PM   #6
 
If he's still not due, he's still gestating! You said he's due in a week, which would mean he's 39 weeks gestation.
 
 

 
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Jan 30th, 2013, 22:25 PM   #7
 
I mean hes here and born but hes not sposed to be due till next week x
 
 
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Jan 30th, 2013, 22:31 PM   #8
 
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I mean hes here and born but hes not sposed to be due till next week x
You would say he's at 39 weeks gestation if its before his due date.
 
 

 
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Feb 8th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #9
 
Hey hunny, it is confusing, jabs are at actually age yes, but development wise all prem babies develop at their own pace, which is not always in line with their corrected age, although it obviously can be. My lo is now 6m (or 26w+6), corrected to 21w+5, currently he can roll belly to back but not back to belly, he doesn't sit or play with his feet or babble, but he is weaning really well, he laughs smiles and is teething. Your lo will develop at their own pace, premmie a are said to fully catch up by the age of 2! X x
 
 

 
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Mar 2nd, 2013, 22:09 PM   #10
 
Ok so basically I count him currently as 3 weeks old and only 1yr when it comes to birthday iyswim.....c
 
 
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Mar 2nd, 2013, 23:19 PM   #11
 
Yeah. It's so confusing, you wean by actual age (from d.o.b) too and not corrected (if your lo is ready) xx
 
 

 
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Mar 3rd, 2013, 12:01 PM   #12
 
What a minefield. Ok thanks!! Might just ignore his birth date then except for his birthday and see whateber happens happens lol x
 
 
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Mar 6th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #13
 
Lol, yeah, premmies don't seem to meet the milestone by corrected age either, there's no really specific time scale. My lo is now 7m (very nearly 6m corrected) and he rolls front to back but not back to front, he tries to go back to front and is very nearly there but doesn't quite know what to do with his arm lol. Xx
 
 

 
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Mar 6th, 2013, 09:28 AM   #14
 
What about with sleeping patterns. Eg is greg slept throigh now at 9 weeks....4 weeks corrected is that ok. As if he was 4 weeks sleeping through I wouldnt think it appropriate......iyswim.......such a minefield lop x
 
 
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Mar 6th, 2013, 13:56 PM   #15
 
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What about with sleeping patterns. Eg is greg slept throigh now at 9 weeks....4 weeks corrected is that ok. As if he was 4 weeks sleeping through I wouldnt think it appropriate......iyswim.......such a minefield lop x
It wouldn't matter as sleeping through isn't a "developmental milestone" iykwim


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