All babies grow and develop at different rates, but tracking how they reach certain ‘milestones’ – such as moving or communicating - along the way is one method to assess their progress. Learn more here.
Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat (“cat’s cry”) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes delayed physical development, a small head size and intellectual disability. Learn more here, including why the condition has this name.
Cerebral palsy damages the nervous system and muscular control, affecting movement and coordination. Know the risk factors in pregnancy and birth.
How your baby gains weight
All babies will gain weight differently, but there are some guidelines for healthy weight gain.