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............................ SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7830 posts
25th Mar '13

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Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Tiger Lily ♥:" I don't want to walk in tomorrow with a perfectly healthy baby and walk out with some sort of "diagnosis." "


Why in the world would you expect that to happen?

user banned 3 kids; Portland, Michigan 15675 posts
25th Mar '13

Why would they make you make an appointment if your son doesn't have a delay?

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
25th Mar '13

My son had to go to one at 8 weeks because he was breech until 33 weeks. They pretty much just got him to do tummy time and checked his reflexes. From what you've said, your son sounds fine developmentally. They just like to keep an eye on it because you can't tell from birth :)

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7830 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Stfu Squirrel:" Why in the world would you expect that to happen?"


Because of what I've seen with my nephew. Every time he went in, they would find something new wrong with him....and most of it sounds like completely bullshit. I just don't trust them to really consider the situation and the child beyond what their "training" tells them.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7830 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Bettinas:" My son had to go to one at 8 weeks because he was breech until 33 weeks. They pretty much just got him ... [snip!] ... you've said, your son sounds fine developmentally. They just like to keep an eye on it because you can't tell from birth :)"


Thanks! I'm hoping so. He's my first, but.....He seems perfectly fine to me. At first, I thought he was delayed because he wouldn't smile and all of these younger babies were rolling over and he wasn't. But...Then I just realized that those younger babies were just freaks :P and my son is perfectly normal!

Bettinas 2 kids; Australia 2204 posts
25th Mar '13

Exactly! My son does things and people comment on how advanced he is but then I see babies younger than him who are able to do things he can't. All babies are different and that's fine :)

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
25th Mar '13

A friend of mine delivered at 35 week (pre e) and her daughter is now a healthy happy almost 4 year old that is on target perfectly developmentally. My daughter is 8 months and doing the same things that my childhood friends son is doing right now and he just turned 1. They probably just want to check his muscles and make sure that he is developing properly don't let them label your kid though. Growing up with labels I can tell you its not cool. I am ADD ODD and dyslexic and believe me once they throw those labels on you your never going to shake them.

Bonnie Beaver♥ TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18155 posts
26th Mar '13

:? Just because a child is diagnosed with something doesn't mean they aren't "perfectly healthy."



And I'm sure the pedi wouldn't schedule for an evaluation unless he was concerned.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7830 posts
29th Mar '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" :? Just because a child is diagnosed with something doesn't mean they aren't "perfectly healthy." And I'm sure the pedi wouldn't schedule for an evaluation unless he was concerned. "


She wasn't concerned. I expressed a few concerns about his vision and she told me I could schedule it. We went and he qualifies for occupational therapy because he doesn't grasp toys and he doesn't track things with his eyes(even though he does sometimes..) They also scheduled him for a swallow test at the children's hospital and an eye test. :/