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When it comes to developmental delays, one of the most important things that parents can do is recognize how a child is supposed to develop and some of the things they should expect their child to be doing at various ages.

However, it’s also crucial to recognize that there are mostly averages when it comes to developmental milestones. Not everything is set in stone and not all babies develop in the same way. Extensive delays, though, might be an indicator of a potential birth injury.

Infant Developments

During the infant stages, you should expect your baby to hit a couple of different milestones including:

  • Rolling over from stomach to back and back to stomach
  • Starting to crawl

As the baby reaches one, they should be starting to say singular words and motioning to items they want.

However, if your baby starts reaching ages 2 and 3 and they are still unable to complete some of the tasks they should have learned as a one-year-old, it could be an indicator of a birth injury causing developmental delays.

Toddler Developments

At ages 2 and 3, there are some situations that you want to watch out for. One sign is that your toddler is unable to walk on their own. Other developmental issues can include not being able to form complete sentences, having trouble with speech, and more.

At this age, your child should be developing normally, but it’s entirely possible that they are simply developing slower than most. It may be a natural occurrence, or they may have suffered a birth injury. In any case, it’s important to speak with a doctor about your child’s situation.

At Beam Legal Team, we take matters of birth injury and negligence very seriously. We work hard to help families during some of the most difficult times of their lives. We work hard to prove whether negligence was the cause of the birth injury and hold the responsible party liable for the damages sustained.

When you need dedicated and tenacious representation, you can count on our Chicago birth injury lawyers to be there for you. We’re ready to stand in your corner and fight for the justice you need and deserve.

Call our firm at (866) 766-3806 today to speak with an attorney.

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