Posted in Preemies, Milestones & Development
Anonymous

For those with preemie babies- did you find your baby reached developmental milestones according to their adjusted age or their actual birthdate? My baby was born at 36weeks 4 days.

  • Kris
    Oct 29, 2017

    My son was born at 34 weeks. 3lb a 6oz. He’s had no problem reaching developmental milestones. He’s in kindergarten, can read and write, ahead of the class. He’s also the tallest boy in class and very active.

  • Michelle
    Oct 29, 2017

    My son is a 34 weeker as well, the six weeks hasn't had too much of an effect on his reaching his developemental milestones. He's hitting them all no problem, some earlier and some later, so I haven't had to adjust too much.

  • Tara
    Oct 29, 2017

    My daughter was 10 days posterm and is generally behind on all physical milestones (sitting up, crawling, and now walking). I sincerely believe it’s a very personal thing for each baby. My friend’s preemie, meanwhile, is miles ahead ;-)

  • Natalie
    Oct 30, 2017

    Yeah I had my son at 32 wks 5 days and for the most part he has hit milestones on time. Every baby is different! I know it’s hard but try not to worry too much.

  • Valerie
    Oct 30, 2017

    My friend & I were preggo at the same time, so I tend to compare my son with her daughter. My son was born at 36+5 and she was born at 39+something. She has been hitting her milestones right on time while my son is maybe a month behind!

  • Kim
    Oct 30, 2017

    My son was born at 33 weeks and I am happy to report that we’ve been blessed and he has hit all is milestones. In fact, he started walking at 10 months.

  • Tatiana
    Nov 02, 2017

    My baby was born at 32 weeks and I found that she was hitting her milestones based on her actual birth date but I also found she pushed herself a lot which made her exhausted at times. I started breastfeeding her at 33 weeks gestation age and she latched on real quick. Now that she is almost 40 weeks she is speeding up quicker. But I believe girls are quicker than boys.

  • Daisy
    Apr 30, 2018

    My baby was born at 31 weeks and I reaching many milestones based on birthdate. However, some of them are aligned with his due date. So far no delays, just being lazy at walking ha!