Babies Born During Covid Pandemic Might Have Delayed Communication Skills

Babies Born During Covid Pandemic Might Have Delayed Communication Skills

It’s been revealed by the latest reports that babies who were born during this pandemic could have delayed communication skills. Check out the latest reports about the issue below.

Babies born during the pandemic might have communication issues 

2020 brought a massive change in our lives due to the covid pandemic. Normality became altered by fear and uncertainty, and more changes came. According to the latest reports, it seems that the covid pandemic altered the communication skills of babies who were born recently. 

“Babies born into Covid-related lockdowns have taken longer to reach certain developmental milestones than babies born pre-pandemic,” according to the new reports revealed by a new study.

It’s been reported that before Covid hit, parents commonly observed infants pointing at objects by 9 months old. By 1 year, many babies were saying their first words.

This new study which was published Tuesday by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, found that Irish infants born from March to May 2020 had a harder time communicating at 1-year-old compared to those born between 2008 and 2011.

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“Around 89% of the infants studied who were born between 2008 and 2011 could articulate a full word like “bowl” or “cup” at 12 months old, compared to around 77% of infants born during the early months of the pandemic,” according to the reports revealed by the aforementioned study. The notes continued and revealed the following:

“The share of infants who could point at objects fell from 93% to 84%, and the portion who could wave goodbye fell from 94% to 88%.”

Dr. Susan Byrne, the study’s author and a pediatric neurologist at the Royal College of Surgeons, stated the following:

“Children point because either something has fallen and they want to find it, or they’re interested in a new thing and they want to see it.”

She continued and said: “Obviously, if you’ve been in your lovely home the whole time, you know everything. Nothing’s new.” Check out the complete original study in order to learn more details about this. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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