Factors Influencing Physical Growth And Development Stages In Infants


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The Physical Growth And Development Stages play a major role in the life of an infant. It influences their future growth majorly. Parents must keep a tab of the Physical Growth And Development Stages of their children. When a child takes birth, the Physical Growth And Development Stages begin from that very moment on. From birth to the age of 3, the foundation for future Physical Growth And Development Stages is laid. The major role is played by adults in the holistic development of children. Their love and contribution are one of the major influencing factors. Nutrition, love, environment, responsiveness play a great role in Physical Growth And Development Stages. Every little aspect is influenced by the rate of growth in Physical Growth And Development Stages. The toddlers grow fast till three years of their age, and their major growth is done by then. Teachers and parents do skill development. Teachers put in all their efforts to provide the best skills to their students. Schools perform activities that would influence their skill development. IQ level and knowledge are focused the most by parents and schools. 

Milestones of Physical Growth And Development Stages

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The growth rate of every child is different. Some children grasp things quickly; some take time. Parents should not be worried if their child is growing slowly but should always consult a doctor if they notice something fishy. The Physical Growth And Development Stages are similar for every child. Family values, environment, culture, resources also influence the rate of Physical Growth And Development Stages. Given below is a general chart of Physical Growth And Development Stages. 

2 Months

  • It starts to push upwards when lying on the stomach
  • Begins to make a movement with legs and arms
  • Holds his/her head upright with support

4 Months

  • Begins to hold his/her head upright with support
  • He takes his hand to mouth
  • Thrusts up to elbows when lying on belly
  • Rolls over from belly to back
  • Shakes and holds toys, swings at toys

6 Months

  • He starts to sit with support
  • Supports pressure on legs while standing and may bounce
  • It starts rolling back and forth and might even crawl a little

9 Months

  • Starts crawling
  • Begins to sit with no support
  • Can even shift to sitting position without help
  • Begins pulling to stand

1 Year

  • Shifts to sitting position with no support
  • Begins walking alone while taking support of the future, pulls to stand up
  • Takes Little steps without help
  • stands

18 Months

  • Runs
  • Walks
  • Drinks from mugs
  • Helps in undressing self
  • Eats food from the spoon

2 Years

  • Runs fast
  • Climbs and gets down from furniture with no help
  • Begins climbing stairs
  • Starts throwing balls
  • Begins drawing lines and circles
  • Kicks balls

Conclusion

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To conclude, Physical Growth And Development Stages are extremely important for children. These are the future growth influencing factors. Parents usually stay very particular about the Physical Growth And Development Stages of their children. However, every child has a different rate of growth; parents should refer to the general chart once to get a rough idea.

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