Your child is different from all other babies. Children roll over, sit alone, and learn to talk, crawl and walk at different times.
Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Developmental milestones help parents and professionals know “what to expect” in a child’s development, but they are general guidelines that allow for variations in stages of development.
How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Use them to gain insight into what you're observing in your baby today and to preview what you can look forward to in the months ahead.
Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
Each timeline is meant as a guide, not as a source of concern.
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Don't be too concerned if your child's rate of development seems different from other babies. However, if you suspect that your child may be falling behind in developmental skills, talk with your baby's doctor about your concerns or contact the early intervention program nearest you . . . we are here to help!