Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Cerebral Palsy: Early Signs
Parents and caregivers are often the first to notice signs of
cerebral palsy in a child. Typically, parents suspect
a problem when their baby does not reach developmental milestones at
Baby does not:
By 6 months: Baby does not roll over.
After 6 months: Baby pushes food out of his or her mouth with
the tongue rather than accepting it, as most babies would at this
Baby does not sit without support.
Baby either does not crawl or crawls dragging one side of the
body or both legs.
Before 18 months
Baby always prefers using one hand over the other.
Current as of:
September 20, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - email@example.com
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.