The nurse is seeing a client and her 11-month-old baby in the clinic for a wellness checkup. Which comment by the mother would prompt the nurse to notify the health care provider?

  • “She loves to play peekaboo.”
  • “She loves to look at herself in the mirror.”
  • “She does not like to be around strangers.”
  • “She does not try to crawl when I put her down.”
Number 4 is correct.
While all babies achieve milestones at slightly different times, a child should be crawling by 8 – 12 months. The nurse should notify the health care provider for further assessment. The other options are expected developmental milestones that are achieved before age 8 – 12 months.