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When to Call Your Pediatrician (One to Three Months)

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Notify your pediatrician if:
  • By 1 month:
    • Feeds slowly
    • Does not blink when shown a bright light
    • Has little amount of movement or stiffness of arms and legs
    • Has a floppy tone
    • The lower jaw trembles constantly, even when not crying or excited
    • Does not respond to loud sounds
  • By 2 months:
    • Feels floppy
    • Overextends back and neck
    • Does not respond to loud sounds
  • By 3 months:
    • Does not notice hands
    • Cannot support head well
    • Pushes back with head
    • Does not follow moving objects with eyes
    • Crosses eyes most of the time (Occasional crossing of the eyes is normal in the first months)
    • Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
    • Does not grasp and hold objects
    • Keeps hands fisted
    • Stiffens, crosses or “scissors” legs when picked up
    • Has little or no movement of legs
    • Does not pay attention to new faces
    • Seems very frightened by new faces or surroundings
    • Does not smile at the sound of your voice
    • Does not smile at people

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