Watching a baby grow is a fascinating and unique experience for the parents. A child's growth is a complex and continuous process. They should be able to do certain things at certain ages. These are called developmental milestones. As a parent, it is important to realize that no two children develop at the same rate. It is, therefore, futile to worry that the child next door can do this and that, while ones own child cannot. At the ages noted for different activities, the child should be observed for some time.
If at the end of a few months he is still not doing a particular activity, a paediatrician must be consulted. This takes into account the fact that the child may be acting differently because he is sick or upset. Sometimes the child may develop more slowly in certain areas than other children of the same age while his other activities may be ahead of other children. Forcing a child to learn to walk when he is not ready does not help.