Is Your Child’s Physical Development on Track?

(StatePoint) All children develop at their own pace. Sometimes however, a child may not do certain activities that other children the same age are doing — like sitting without support, rolling over, walking or other physical skills. Parents may question whether their child has a physical developmental delay.

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How can you tell if your child’s physical development is on track?

Free online tools and guides can be a good start. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers an interactive tool called “Physical Developmental Delays: What to Look For,” available at Available in English and Spanish, this interactive tool helps parents learn more about their child’s physical development, and how to talk to their child’s pediatrician about their concerns.

A physical developmental delay can be a sign of a serious health condition, so it’s important to discuss your concerns with your child’s pediatrician and get help as needed.