Saturday, April 7, 2012

365 Days of Twinipedia - Day 111 | Twins and developmental milestones

Day One-Hundred and eleven of Twinipedia 

Fact #111
Since many twin pairs are born earlier than their Singleton friends, they can end up reaching their developmental milestones a bit slower than those single-born friends. They often speak later than single kids and may even start moving about a little slower than others.

How delayed they are can vary depending on the twins and their birth circumstances but it is typical to see twins about 6 months behind their single friends in speech development.  They often have fewer words in use and they speak in more simplistic language and speak less often.  Most twins will eventually catch up and grow out of this delay.  And although we know that prematurity can cause this, it is not 100% clear why it happens.  What is good to know though is that most twins catch up sooner than later.

1 comment:

  1. I can't figure out how to send you a message but since this talks about prematurity as well, I figured this would work. You speak of Astrology and prematurity a lot on the facts so here's my question: Does being born premature mess with Astrology? Like my girls were to be born Gemini but they were born 3 months premature so how does that work with Astrology? I don't know enough about it to know if it even matters what you SHOULD have been only what you were born under. Just always been curious. Thank you! Mary