No two babies grow quite the same way. There’s no right time for milestones such as rolling over, smiling, and sitting. But some babies will act in a way that could be a sign of a growth delay. Below are a few examples, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Contact your provider if your child:

  • Doesn’t watch things as they move.
  • Doesn’t smile at people.
  • Can’t hold head steady.
  • Doesn’t coo or make sounds.
  • Doesn’t bring things to mouth.
  • Doesn’t push down with legs when feet are placed on a hard surface.
  • Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions.
  • Doesn’t respond to loud noises.

If you are unsure about your baby’s growth, speak to your provider.