Premature baby development

Positioning for Premature Baby Development

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Positioning

Infants born prematurely are met with a difficult situation. They try to grow and develop as they would have if they were still in the womb, however, they are doing so outside the womb. Proper positioning of preemie babies throughout their day can help them to achieve their goals for development and help ease the harshness of the world they …

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Developmental Delays in Premature and Late Preterm Babies

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Newborns 0 - 3 Months

A Summary of the article by Maureen Salamon, HealthDay that appeared on USAToday.com February 2011 Recent studies seem to indicate that even babies who are considered “late preterm”, meaning they were born between 34-37 weeks gestation have more developmental delays than full term babies and in turn this can affect their later progress in school. In a study that was …

Day2DayParentingDevelopmental Delays in Premature and Late Preterm Babies

Supporting Premature Babies & Their Families

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Almost everyone knows a preemie. Whether you were born early, your own child was or a friend or neighbor’s baby came into the world before 38 weeks, there are many things we should all know in order to support these little ones and their families. The feelings associated with having a baby prematurely or having a baby born with special …

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Common Health Problems with Premature Babies (Preemies)

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Newborns 0 - 3 Months, Resources

Premature babies, typically referred to as “preemies” enter the word earlier than their full term peers, at 37 weeks or fewer gestation. Many preemies are born with low birth weight (under 5.5 lbs or 2500 grams) and require some extra medical attention or even a NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) stay. There are many causes that can lead to prematurity, …

Day2DayParentingCommon Health Problems with Premature Babies (Preemies)

Q&A: Premature Baby Not Standing or Walking at 16 Months

Tamara Guo Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

My daughter was born premature, at 32 weeks. For the first year she was fine, developing fine. But around her first birthday she has seemed to stopped. She’s 16 months now, and not doing a lot of the things she should be doing at 16 months. We went in for her 15 month well baby and I expressed my concerns …

Tamara GuoQ&A: Premature Baby Not Standing or Walking at 16 Months

Early Intervention & Special Needs Resources

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We constantly strive to gather a useful collection of resources and links to help parents with questions on child development delays, early intervention, social and emotional development, atypical child development and more.   Adaptive Sports & Recreation Resources American Association of Adapted Sports Program – works with educational agencies to establish programs in interscholastic adapted sports for students with physical disabilities. …

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Q&A: Preemie Doesn’t Like Tummy Time

Tamara Guo Child Development, Child Routines, Newborns 0 - 3 Months, Tummy Time

I have a 6.5 month old (she was 5 weeks early). She didn’t start lifting during tummy time until 2.5-3 months and she struggles to push herself up into supporting herself on her hands (crawling position) unless I push her up and then she can hold it for a few seconds, she had absolutely no interest in bearing weight until …

Tamara GuoQ&A: Preemie Doesn’t Like Tummy Time

What are the Causes, Stages, and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Special Needs Diagnoses

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding eye disorder that primarily affects premature infants. ROP affects babies weighing about 2-3/4 pounds (1250 grams) or less at birth and that are born before 31 weeks of gestation (a full-term pregnancy has a gestation of 38-42 weeks). The smaller a baby is at birth, the more likely that baby is to …

Day2DayParentingWhat are the Causes, Stages, and Treatment of Retinopathy of Prematurity?

Is My Baby At Risk for Developing Periventricular Leukomalacadia (PVL)?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Special Needs Diagnoses

What is Periventricular Leukomalacadia Periventricular Leukomalacadia (PVL) is one of the most important causes of cerebral palsy and other long-term handicaps. PVL is primarily seen in premature infants with the most prematurely born being the most likely to have this problem. PVL is caused by insufficient blood flow to parts of an infants brain before birth, at delivery, or after …

Day2DayParentingIs My Baby At Risk for Developing Periventricular Leukomalacadia (PVL)?