Was your baby born more than 3 weeks early? Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about developmental milestones for your preterm baby (also known as preemie).
Keep in mind that babies develop at their own speed and in their own way. However, parents of preterm babies will need to adjust their baby’s age to get a true sense of where their baby should be in his development.
Subtract the number of weeks your baby was born early from your baby’s actual age in weeks (number of weeks since the date of birth). This is your baby’s adjusted age (also called corrected age).
Calculate your baby’s adjusted age.
NOTE: The number of months is based on a 4-week month. Also, by 2 years of age, most children have caught up to the typical milestone range. If your child has not caught up, he may need extra...