Generally, children aged 0-5 years experience rapid development and need attention from both parents. Good growth according to age can be measured from normal weight and height. As for the development of children according to their age, you can monitor their progress rough motoric and fine motor, cognitive, speech development and social behavior during your child’s development.
Parents are expected to be able to monitor the child’s development according to the age of your baby. You can provide stimulation to optimize your child’s development. By providing stimulation you can easily detect motor sensory disturbances in your child. Toddlers will acquire motor skills in an order that you can easily predict. This motor development is related to the child’s ability to crawl, walk, then climb and jump.
In motor development every toddler may not all experience a phase at the same age. Toddlers may not experience a crawling phase but walk right away. Monitoring of child development by parents is needed to detect motor sensory disorders early so that when your child is detected early with developmental delays, you can make appropriate interventions and also carry out therapy with a specialist.
In general, developmental disorders can be detected at an early age. For example, disturbances in a child’s sensory motor can be detected when your baby is six months old. If the baby shows a disturbance in social interaction then you can immediately intervene. Meanwhile, at the age of more than six months is when the child cannot interact with his friends.
Now, to identify motor disorders in babies with certainty. Then you can differentiate into two, namely qualitative and quantitative motor disorders. In qualitative, abnormalities occur in toddlers. For example, toddlers who experience qualitative disturbances are legs that experience stiffness. Meanwhile, quantitative behavior occurs in toddlers who are not normal when they are not active. For example, quantitative disturbance in toddlers is that babies at 18 months cannot walk but are still crawling. Thus the development of toddlers must always be monitored so that early detection of changes that occur in their development.
The following is a sign that a toddler is having problems with motor development in the report on Babycenter.com:
- Your toddler has a decline in motor skills
- Toddlers experience stiffness in certain limbs
- Toddler’s muscles are weak, loose or drooping
- Toddlers experience delays in walking even though their age allows walking
- Your toddler experiences tiptoe even though the toddler was running smoothly
- Toddlers only use one part of their body. For example, one hand only or one leg
- Toddlers experience confusion when being asked to speak normally
- Toddlers keep moving even though they don’t get a response
- Your toddler often drooles at an age that shouldn’t be drooling
- Your toddler often has difficulty grasping objects.