Allergies and developmental delays?
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|Mon, 04-28-2008 - 1:50pm|
Greetings. I have just started visiting your site, as I suspected my son may be mildly developmentally delayed. He is 1 year old and is yet to walk, sit up on his own, or say his first word.
My husband just took DS to the ped. for his 1 year appointment, and the dr. verified that DS was functioning at a 10 month old level. However, according to DH, the dr. did not seem concerned and said that children with severe allergies often take longer to develop. DS was tested for allergies a month ago and has severe food allergies, and also enviromental allergies to cats and dust, and we suspect seasonal allergies as well. He is currently on Zyrtec for those.
I was wondering if anyone on this board knows why allergies might delay development. I wasn't the one in the doctor's office so I wasn't able to ask the question. I thought maybe the ladies on this board might be knowledgeable in this area.
Also, even though the doctor wasn't concerned, I was wondering if anyone had some good ideas about activities I might do with my son to encourage him to speak, sit up, walk. Know of any good websites with activity ideas that would be appropriate for this age?
Thanks for your help!