The ability of a child to grow normally is sometimes taken for granted by several uninformed parents. As a result, some children develop a condition commonly referred to as failure to thrive syndrome (FTT). This is a serious condition that causes children to have an unhealthily low growth and development rate. This can be avoided with routine trips to you pediatrician. This will ensure a consistent monitoring of your child’s pattern of development and it can give you an idea if your child is showing symptoms of FTT. Your pediatrician will be able to tell you what steps can be taken to improve you child’s development rate.