Hi mom searching for answers about your beautiful baby and whether or not he or she is meeting their developmental milestones. Thanks for checking in…this is your Mommy Gut calling. Don’t blow me off. Don’t keep telling yourself nothing’s wrong when in your heart you know something’s not right. Trust me. Trust your Mommy Gut. Trust your instincts.
Ever get that sense in your spirit or butterflies in your belly. Hairs on the back of your neck stand up suddenly in certain situations. Goosebumps. Those are all signs that your being nudged by your gut, your intuition. When you have kids, especially special needs kids, it’s time to tune in to your intuition & protect your children. What to Look For?
Here are the major categories that are needed to evaluate for a developmental delay?
- gross motor skills
- fine motor skill
- language development
- Cognitive ability
- social ability
Some of the more common characteristics of autism spectrum disorder and related “Red Flags” usually present themselves by 18 to 24 months
- No babbling
- no pointing, wave, or grasping my 12 month
- Does not say a single word by 16 months
- Does not say two words phrases by 24 months
- Has loss of language at any age
Some of the characteristics could be that your child does not consistently respond to their name, when called, make great eye contact, or maybe you notice how your child lines up their toys perfectly in a line. Although these are “Red Flags” they are not however a definitive diagnoses in and of themselves. You need to have your child evaluated by the team or a developmental pediatrician or pediatric neurologist for a proper diagnosis.
Some resources where you can turn to when you want to check and double-check your Mommy Gut are:
Don’t wait mom, don’t wait dad! Trust your Mommy Gut! Dad’s trust your Daddy Gut! You know your child best. Do the research, be proactive. Report concerns to your pediatrician. Get the help your child needs. The quicker a problem is identified & diagnosed, the sooner you can work to recover your child.
Trust your gut! Protect your child. If the damage has already been done, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start healing your child. Healing and recovery depends on you and you listening to your Mommy Gut. For more information check out TaraHoodnp.com