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Good tips for remembering growth and development milestones?

by Success89 Success89 (New) New

Hi everyone!!

I just started maternity nursing and I'm having an extremely hard time remembering the growth and developmental miles stones, some are common sense like obviously a 1 month old can't walk or talk but some are very hard to remember like..who can bat at objects, transfer objects hand to hand eyc! It's kinda driving me nuts :(...and my book and power point don't entirely match!!

please help!


Specializes in Critical Care. Has 4 years experience.

To be honest this is just one of those things you just kind of have to memorize, a painful process as all of our exams incorporated some form of G&D. Best of Luck!

Lev, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency - CEN. Has 7 years experience.

Make flashcards!

I am unable to copy paste today, not sure why but here it goes.

Go to youtube and search for "Infant Developmental Milestones [undergroundMed]". This is about a 7 minute video on milestones which I found helpful during my peds rotation. I watched it over and over again and practised lotsa nclex questions on developmental milestones. Also watch the other milestone videos, soon enough it'll settle in. All the best, cheers.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Babycenter, webmd, NICHY, NIH all have great pediatric developmental milestones. If you don't have much experience with children (your own, family, babysitting, etc) the info can be overwhelming!