Quantcast

Study: Babies Born During Pandemic May Have Communication Skills Delays

‘Pandemic-associated social isolation may have impacted on the social communication skills in babies born during the pandemic...’

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A new study revealed that babies who were born during the COVID-19 pandemic may experience trouble in developing communication skills.

“[The study ranked] ‘10 parentally reported developmental milestones at 12-month assessment’ among more than 300 babies born during the pandemic,” the Royal College of Surgeons’ study reported.

“The results were compared with the historical records of more than 1,600 infants studied between 2008 and 2011.”

The percentages that are shown in the study are frightening.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“The results found that fewer infants born during the pandemic lockdowns had one definite and meaningful word, with 76.6% compared to 89.3% among those studied prior to the pandemic,” the Daily Wire reported.

“Fewer 12-month-old children in the study could also point (83.8% vs. 92.8%) or wave goodbye (87.7% vs. 94.4%).”

The researchers said the reason this happened is that people were locked up in their homes since 2020.

“Pandemic-associated social isolation may have impacted on the social communication skills in babies born during the pandemic compared with a historical cohort,” the study reported.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“Babies are resilient and inquisitive by nature, and it is hoped that with societal re-emergence and increase in social circles, their social communication skills will improve.”

There is, however, some positive news when it comes to the increased number of infants crawling.

“On the positive side, the study also found that a higher percentage of pandemic infants could crawl at 12 months, with 97% crawling compared to 91% from those before the pandemic,” the Daily Wire reported.

“Researchers suggest that it’s likely due to parents being at home more with their children during lockdowns and the infants spending less time in strollers and car seats.”

Irish are not the only ones who researched the developmental abilities of infants born during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American and Chinese researchers published their studies, in which they discovered that babies who were born during the pandemic rank significantly lower on motor skills than children who were born before 2020.

Copyright 2022. No part of this site may be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner without the permission of the copyright owner. To inquire about licensing content, use the contact form at https://headlineusa.com/advertising.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -