When a child is born, the first few years of life are a fascinating time when his brain grows and absorbs so many critical and amazing things, including language, thoughts, emotions, and actions. It's incredible to watch your infant go from being largely immobile to rolling, sitting, crawling, and eventually walking, running, and jumping! These huge milestones are greatly anticipated throughout the course of infancy and early childhood.
As your child's pediatrician, at every visit, we check on his or her development by asking questions about changes in language and activity based on his or her age. A child’s development should be evaluated as a newborn and at every well-child visit (2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, and annually thereafter). If you ever have a concern that your child is not developing appropriately, it’s important to alert your pediatrician. The following checklist was created by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help parents keep track of your child’s progress!
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, please contact our office for a full evaluation!