Too Much Weight May Delay Infants’ Ability to Crawl, Walk

Those cute little rolls of fat some infants have may actually slow their ability to crawl and walk, according to a new study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study, published recently online in The Journal of Pediatrics, shows that infants who are overweight may be slower than thinner babies to develop motor skills. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 3/30/10)