Baby and child development

Parental anxiety over their offspring’s progress is a common presentation

Because GPs see babies and small children so frequently, we are in a terrific position to monitor their developmental progress, and I am passionate this should remain a core role of the GP.1

baby crawling

Parents can be guided by us on important developmental milestones, how they can foster healthy development, and importantly, what not to be worried about.

Gross motor development

Monitoring gross motor development is relatively easy. The neurological control of the infant's body travels from the top down and from the inside out. It is analogous