Milestones

The following milestones are offered as general guidelines to help families monitor their baby's progress as to what their baby may be doing. Please remember to use your child's adjusted age if your baby was born prematurely.

If you have specific questions, please contact your pediatrician for a more thorough evaluation.


Birth to Six months:

  • Follow movement/sound with eyes and turning head
  • Make eye contact with you
  • Likes to put objects to the mouth
  • Roll over from stomach to back
  • Move an object from one hand to the other
  • Smile, laugh, and sleep often

Six to 12 months:

  • Copy sounds and movements
  • Make vowel sounds
  • Roll over from back to stomach
  • Keep head up and sit up without support
  • Pull up onto things
  • Drink from a cup and, with help, begin to eat solid foods

12 to 18 months:

  • Follow simple instructions
  • Say 10 to 15 words
  • Walk without support and sometimes crawl
  • Turn a page in book
  • Drink from a cup without help

18 to 24 months:

  • Be able to name and point to body parts
  • Make sounds like animals
  • Say two-word sentence like "hold me"
  • Say 15 to 50 words and use new words every month
  • Walk up and down stairs with help

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