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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest remedy for deficiency in physical development

Sir my son is 14 month older , while he born his wieght was 1.250 Kg only , right now his wieght is 5.150kg. his head was bigger while comparing with body and we have done MRI also on his head doctors told me no deficiency found in head and his mental activity is normal but still he is not able to crawle but he is able to walk through walker 9wheel walker). Is it ok . Please advise.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Don't use walker at all.
1. With walker kids learn to walk bypassing crawling. Crawling is an essential thigh muscle exercise. Child is left with poorer thigh muscle mass if they don't crawl.
2.These walkers have a very high accident rate.
3. Leave him tummy down on floor. Put toys etc a little away. Ask to take it. Make it a fun activity. Initially he will crawl on tummy ,then on knees. Next should be pulling to stand on furniture .
Considering his history your child is doing well. But weight remains on lower end. in stead of more milk provide energy rich thick foods. take suggestions from your pediatrician.
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