Developmental Milestones

Every child is different, and so is every parent's experience; but experts have a clear idea about the range of normal development from birth to age 5—and signs that a child might have a developmental delay. Below you'll find milestones organized by period of development, and tips on when to contact a health professional about your concerns. Remember—there is no penalty for being cautious about your growing child, and if there is a problem acting early can make all the difference.

 

 

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