According to research, fewer 1-year-olds born in 2020 than those born prior to the epidemic were able to point at objects and utter their first words.
According to a study, infants born during lockdowns connected to COVID took longer to attain some developmental milestones than infants born prior to the epidemic. Based on the results of a survey provided to the parents of 309 newborns in Ireland during the pandemic. Parents of each infant were questioned on their child’s ability to execute 10 different tasks, such as standing up or stacking bricks, around the time of the child’s first birthday. The outcomes were then contrasted with a longitudinal study that evaluated the same 10 competencies between 2008 and 2011. Parents from both groups were requested to complete the surveys as soon as feasible before their child’s birthday.