Notify the physician immediately because there is a problem.
Perform an intensive neurologic examination.
Perform an intensive developmental examination.
Do nothing because this is a normal finding for the age.
A big red balloon
A teddy bear with button eyes
A push-pull wooden truck
A colorful busy box
“ Let her cry for a while before picking her up, so you don’t spoil her”
“Babies need to be held and cuddled; you won’t spoil her this way”
“Crying at this age means the baby is hungry; give her a bottle”
“If you leave her alone she will learn how to cry herself to sleep”
Increased food intake owing to age
Underdeveloped abdominal muscles
Linear growth curve
Demonstrates dryness for 4 hours
Demonstrates ability to sit and walk
Has a new sibling for stimulation
Verbalizes desire to go to the bathroom
Preference to eat alone
Consistent table manners
Increase in appetite
“Allow him to fall asleep in your room, then move him to his own bed.”
“Tell him that you will lock him in his room if he gets out of bed one more time.”
“Encourage active play at bedtime to tire him out so he will fall asleep faster.”
“Read him a story and allow him to play quietly in his bed until he falls asleep.”
Collecting baseball cards and marbles
Ordering dolls according to size
Considering simple problem-solving options
Developing plans for the future