• over 1 year ago

    triplets - one baby is falling behind in comparison to other two?

    my sister gave birth to triplets 6 months ago. they were a month premature, but they all scored high on apgar and stayed in hospital for barely two weeks. their lungs were developed and everything was fine during pregnancy and delivery (they were born via c-section).

    they are beautiful healthy babies. two identical baby girls and a boy. lately i was doing a photoshoot with them and noticed that one of the girls is kind of different. other two are very mobile, the boy is almost crawling, but one of the girls looks like she's not interested in moving around. she can't hold her head up for a while, in comparison to other who don't have any problem doing that. she was the smallest one when born, but she quickly catched up with the rest of the squad.

    she just recently started to kick her legs as if she was rowing. other that that, she smiles when smiled at, she recognizes when someone is talking to her, he seems very bright. someone told me that her kicking with her feet like that means she may have autism and i almost fainted. they have been to all of their routine check ups at all kinds of doctors and they all say they're healthy and doing fine, they just need to do baby exercise. my theory is that it's quite common that one baby out of multiple is going to be smaller or maybe falling behind for some time, but she'll catch up, right? i'm just worried about our little girl.


  • over 1 year ago

    RE: triplets - one baby is falling behind in comparison to other two?

    You cannot tell if someone has autism at 6 months old. All babies develop at different rates, even amongst twins and triplets. In a lot of cases babies generally develop more cognitively or more physically, but not both (so one baby may be more cognitively advanced, but not rolling over or starting to crawl while another baby is crawling or even cruising around furniture but not really making many mental connections). It's completely normal for her to develop at her own pace.