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A child’s developmental milestones, such as speaking their first word or taking their first step, can be an exciting time for parents, and these moments also serve as important clues that their child’s development is on track.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental milestones are actions or behaviors that at least 75% of children can do by a certain age. The way a child speaks, plays, moves, learns and acts provides important indicators about their development.
The CDC, along with the American Academy of Pediatrics, updated their checklist of developmental milestones in 2022. These guidelines help parents identify stages of child development to aid in early identification of autism and developmental delays. The four categories used in all age groups are social/emotional, language/communication, cognitive and movement/physical development. The pediatricians with Norton Children’s Medical Group, track your child’s development milestones with each appointment.During your child’s regular well-child check ups with the pediatrician, the provider will ask the parent about the child’s milestones and observe the child play and talk during the exam. However, parents know their child best and should bring up any concerns, such as missing milestones or a loss of skills. These guidelines can help with consistency if your child sees more than one provider, clinic, health system or you move. They also help pediatricians identify and refer children with developmental delays.
Newborn to 2 months