Most babies develop normally into little bundles of joy. However, here are a few symtoms that may point to possible developmental issues which could be addressed with early intervention, including homeopathy, craniosacral therapy and others.
1) Baby resists being handled or does not cuddle, may arch it’s back, pull away, cry or become irritable with handling or being held.
2) Baby avoids eye contact and avoids intently watching the faces of parents and familiar other (in 2 months or older babies.)
3) Baby does not expressively communicate with face and body using facial and body movements.
Lack of interest in shared communication
4) Baby seems to lack interest in shared communication with parens and familiar others, i.e. won’t smile at the sound of a parent’s voice or is not emotionally expressive with it’s body or does not enjoy social play with familiar others by 3 months of age. May make some sounds but not chainig sounds like babbling by 3 months of age.
5) Baby has difficulty iwth feeding (suckling, chewing or swallowing.)
6) Baby seems to hve digestive issues, including bowel movemnts abnormal in amount, colour, frequency, consistency and odour. Lab work may be needed to determine food sensitivities, parasites, yeast or bacterial infections, malabsorption and others.
7) Baby has unpredictable sleep pattens or does not sleep through the night after 3 months of age. This really is a good early symptom of potential neurological symptoms I have seen time and time again in practice.
Underreactivity to environmental stimuli
8) Baby seems underreactive to environmental stimuli and social interaction with family members and familiar others.
9) Baby is highly irritable or seemgly overwhelmed by stimuli much ofo the time (sounds, lights, smells textures, verval stimul, being moved or needing a lot of movement to calm.)
10) Baby is difficult to calm or comfort. Does not seek affection or aggention from parents, but will use parents for physical support.
11) As a 2-6 months old infant, baby seems to have lower muscle tone or less strength than same age-weight peers.
12) Developmental milestones such as lifting the head, turning over and sitting are delayed in the first 6 months.