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Developmental Milestones

Successful intervention depends on identifying needs and providing services and support early. Check this list to see if your child is meeting the developmental milestones during the first year of life.
1st Year Developmental Milestones


1 month


7 months

  • Lifts head when on tummy
  • Looks at faces


  • Creeps (pulls body with arm and leg kicks)
  • Uses hands to pat, touch, stroke




2 months


8 months

  • Makes sounds — coos and gurgles
  • Follows objects with eyes


  • Crawls
  • Pulls self up to standing




3 months


9 months

  • Recognizes your face
  • Holds head steady and upright


  • Says “Ma-ma” or “Da-da”
  • Responds to own name




4 months


10 months

  • Smiles, laughs
  • Rolls from back to side


  • Waves bye-bye
  • Drinks from a cup when held




5 months


11 months

  • Holds out arms to be held
  • Likes to play peek-a-boo


  • ”Walks” holding onto furniture
  • Picks up small objects




6 months


12 months

  • Copies sounds
  • Rolls over in both directions


  • Uses simple gestures
  • Knows at least three words
  • Finger feeds self

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