Two key baby senses that need to be checked are sight and hearing. If you look at Page 13 on ‘Developmental Screening’ in your child’s Road to Health Booklet, you will see some developmental milestones for Vision, Hearing and Communication and Motor (or physical) development.
Clinic staff should support you by doing developmental screening and checking your baby’s developmental milestones on your clinic visits. Remember, your child must always have his or her Road to Health Booklet with them for ALL clinic visits, so that their health, growth and development is recorded.
If you are worried about something regarding your baby’s sight, hearing or other development, do ask your clinic sister. Observe your child closely and make a note of what you observe and when, so that you can give a clear description to medical staff.