Early Red Flags

Developmental milestones are useful guidelines for monitoring children's development, but babies these milestones at different times. If your child is delayed in one area, it does not mean that he or she has a health problem or developmental delay. However, it is important to talk to your doctor whenever you have concerns. Identifying problems early usually offers the best opportunities for successful treatment.

When you speak to a health care professional, it may help to provide them with concrete examples that have led you to be concerned for your child's development. Seek other information sources if you feel your concerns are not addressed or if you have any other communication problems with your child's doctor.

Contact your child's doctor or a public health nurse immediately if you notice:

  • No babbling, pointing, or other gestures by 12 months; or
  • Saying no single words by 16 months; or
  • Saying no two-word spontaneous phrases by 24 months, with the exception of repeating repeated phrases; or
  • Your child loses any language or social skills at any age.

If you are concerned about your child's development, you may contact a public health nurse at one of Regina's Child Health Clinics:

Location North Office Public Health
204 Wascana St.
Regina, SK
East Office Public Health
1911 Park St.
Regina, SK
Four Directions Community Health Centre
3510 - 5th Ave.
Regina, SK
(306) 766-7540
Appointments By appointment only. By appointment only. No appointment necessary.
Call for drop-in hours.

To see the schedule of childhood immunizations, click here.

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