RED FLAGS

0-6 MONTHS

7-12 MONTHS

Observe your child daily and immediately talk to your doctor if you spot any red flags. You are the best advocate for your child.

Roll over the red flags to see the signs.

0-6 MONTHS1 SHOW ALL FLAGS

Has trouble lifting his/her head when lying on stomach during tummy time (floppy baby).

Does not move his/her head from side to side when lying on back.

Breathing is very fast; only the belly moves, especially when he/she is lying on his/her back.

Does not move his/her hands to mouth.

After feeding, breathing sounds rattly or wheezy.

Has a bell-shaped chest.

I have concerns regarding my child’s movement and development.

Has lost the ability to do things he/she was able to do before.

Does not reach for toys placed in front of him/her.

Does not kick his/her legs.

Does not lift his/her legs when lying on his/her back. (No anti-gravity movement).

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7-12 MONTHS2 SHOW ALL FLAGS

Breathing is very fast; only the belly moves, especially when he/she is lying on his/her back.

Does not roll over.

Cannot hold on to a toy with both hands while sitting.

Legs and arms seem weak.

Seems smaller than other children his/her age and is not gaining weight appropriately.

Does not roll over.

I have concerns regarding my child’s movement and development.

I have concerns regarding my child’s movement and development.

Is unable to straighten their legs, and/ or their legs often remain in a frog-like position.

Cannot sit without support.

Does not lift his/her legs when lying on his/her back. (No anti-gravity movement).

Will not bear weight on their feet when held in standing position.

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IF YOU SEE THESE SIGNS ACT NOW. ASK FOR A CONSULTATION WITH A SPECIALIST3,4,5

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DOES YOUR CHILD SHOW SIGNS OF A MOTOR DELAY? Developmental delays can be early signs of a serious medical condition. Always trust your instincts. If something about your child’s development doesn’t feel quite right, don’t delay.

If your child suddenly develops any of these motor delays or seems to fall behind in reaching milestones, please contact your child’s pediatrician. DON’T DELAY. TAKE ACTION RIGHT AWAY.

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Early recognition and diagnosis could make a dramatic difference to your child’s life. Talk to your paediatrician about your concerns. Remember to trust your instincts. Be persistent with your questions.