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When will my preemie catch up

The earlier an infant arrives, the longer she may need to catch up -- but most do get there, Bear says. A baby born at 36 weeks may not be caught up at 6 months, but may be at within the normal range by 12 months. A baby born at 26 weeks or less may not catch up until they're 2-and-a-half or 3 years old.

When do preemies catch up in development?

Most preemies grow up to be healthy kids. They tend to be on track with full-term babies in their growth and development by age 3 or so. Your baby's early years, though, may be more complicated than a full-term baby's. Because they're born before they're ready, almost all preemies need extra care.

When does a preemie stop being a preemie?

What is prematurity? A baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy is considered premature or born too early. Other terms used for prematurity are preterm and preemie. The number of premature births in the U.S increased from 1990 to 2006 and has since been declining.

Do preemies hit milestones later?

Reaching developmental milestones may take a little longer for premature babies by comparison with babies born at full term. This is because they are younger. Your baby will be assessed according to their 'corrected age'. This is your baby's age from your due date, rather than the day they were born.