Developmental Milestones Checklist

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Are you curious about the developmental milestones your child may be approaching? Here is a checklist you can use to help you know what to expect as your child grows.

Milestones:

Achieve by Age:

Baby regards person’s face

1 month

Eyes focus on objects in front of them, responds to loud noise

1.5 months

Lifts head, baby smiles in response to person smiling at them,
makes happy noises

2 months

Eyes follow objects to the sides

2.5 months

Brings hands together, laughs

3.5 months

Holds head steady, pushes chest up while lying on stomach

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4 months

Rolls over, grasps objects, makes squealing noises

4.5 months

Reaches for objects, baby smiles without prompting

5 months

No head lag when pulled to sitting position

6 months

Bears weight on legs when held in standing position, transfers
objects hand to hand

7.5 months

Sits alone, grasps objects with whole hand, able to feed self a
cracker, looks for hidden object

8 months

Turns to someone’s voice

8.5 months

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Plays peek-a-boo

9.5 months

Stands holding on to something, pulls self up to standing position,
says “Dada” or “Mama” but doesn’t mean it, initial shyness with
strangers

10 months

Grasps object between thumb and finger

10.5 months

Gets to sitting position independently

11 months

Imitates speech noises

11.5 months

Bangs objects together

12 months

Walks holding onto furniture

12.5 months

Stands alone briefly, plays pat-a-cake

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13 months

Says Dada or Mama and means it

13.5 months

Stands alone, mastery of pincer grasp

14 months

Walks alone, indicates wants non-verbally

14.5 months

Plays ball with someone

16 months

Drinks from a cup

16.5 months

Says 3 or more words besides Mama/Dada

20.5 months

 

Please remember, all children are different and develop at different rates. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s development, it is best to consult your pediatrician.

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Developmental Milestones Checklist

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35 comments

  1. Profile photo of Angelica Angelica says:

    We are going on 13 months, she does everything except pay ball (never tried). I’m so proud of everything she does. It sucks though, since she does everything so fast, sometimes when it takes longer for her to learn something, I kind of worry.

  2. Profile photo of Kathleenl8 Kathleenl8 says:

    My daughter is 3 month and a half and yes she already knows how to baby talk to you even while your not even noticing her watching you and thinks your talking to them… Super cute

  3. Profile photo of ChrisS ChrisS says:

    My son just turn 3 months he has done everything up to 2.5 months. The rest ill have to watch if he is doing it.
    Good info. This will help track my sons development. Though, there is something missing like roll over (4months) and crawling (5 months)

  4. Profile photo of tammy tammy says:

    Love all the info!

  5. lol my daughter is 9 months old and does everything on there list all the way up to 20.5 months 🙂 proud momma

  6. Profile photo of Shiloh JohnsonEditor Shiloh Johnson says:

    Hi Lillian! I wouldn’t worry too much about it. My daughter has a couple friends who are 14 months old and not walking on their own yet. Every baby develops at their own pace. Plus, I’ve heard that you should also looks at these milestones plus or minus 2 months as the range, so he still has time 🙂 Maybe check with your doctor again at his 15 month checkup, but as long as the doctor’s not worried, I wouldn’t worry about it either! I’m sure he’ll be running around before you know it!!

  7. Profile photo of Lillian Lillian says:

    my child is almost 14 months and still isn’t walking on his own yet. since he was 6 months hes been pulling himself up walking around things and holding on to my hand walking. other moms with kids a little older then him tell me he should be walking already and tell me when their kid was walking should i be a little concerned or is it normal for some kids to not walk on there own yet at that age? ( last time i went to the pediatrician he didn’t seem concerned my sons doing everything else but walking)

  8. Profile photo of Leesha Leesha says:

    sheena, my advice for you is to let your baby chew on whatever it is she wants to chew on as long as it’s not a choking hazard or some other hazard. my son is 14 months old and has 12 teeth. most of them took a REALLY long time to cut and it wasn’t fun. his favorite thing to chew on is the handle to my hairbrush. as far as toys are concerned, try putting them all up. i’ve found my son is much more interested in his toys when they aren’t laying all over the floor. he loves to dig them back out again, and he’ll spend hours just going from toy to toy.

  9. Profile photo of Lyndsi Greim Lyndsi Greim says:

    My baby is 18 months, and he does not drink from a cup alone… That would be a disaster!

  10. Profile photo of sheena sheena says:

    My daughter is 13 almost 14 months and gets so bored with toys, even light up ones, singing ones…she’s fussy 90% of the day. She started teething later han my sons, walked later, and now she just doesn not take no for an asnwer lol. what are some tips to cla, her down and try and get her back to the happy baby she once was. I know it has to be the teething on a constant basis, because they are coming in one right after another. Believe me, I have tried everything from modern remedies to old time remedies minus the whiskey on the gums….yuck!! but I am still a young but not too young of a mother, and running out of hope, anything will be appreciated. Thank You!!

  11. Profile photo of Ice Ice says:

    My baby is 12.5 months now. He walk, run a little bit, says i’m Good,nana, dada when he likes & mama when he’s upset :P. He pinch & kick me too sometimes. He try to drink from cup too sometimes.

  12. Profile photo of Kristin Kristin says:

    Oh yeah and once the bottle is gone for bedtimes its gotta go completely or there could be setbacks.

  13. Profile photo of Kristin Kristin says:

    Unfortunately the easiest way is just to stop giving her a bottle at night. If you feel you can’t just take it away try giving water at night for a month and slowly take it away at nap time first for a couple weeks then take it away altogether. Remember though once you take it away DON"T GIVE IN. It will make the whole process worse for both you and your little one. Keep in mind there will be a lot of crying by your toddler no matter how you try to ween her from it and you might have a couple breakdowns too. I hope this helps. I had to do the slow weening with my daughter cause even after two weeks she was still shrieking her lungs out. I started with the water, she wasn’t ahppy but she didn’t scream or cry as much. then after two weeks I took it away during nap and she did really good then after two more weeks i took it completely and she finally got used to it. Patience is key but it took me a little while to learn that part lol Good luck!!!!

  14. Profile photo of SamPope SamPope says:

    My 13 month old can do all of this and he know 20 plus words and says most on a daily basis. so proud of him. He loves for me to read him books and he "reads" himself. I hope he continues to like learning

  15. such a good thing to print out and watch for and help them

  16. Profile photo of TF11109 TF11109 says:

    my daughter accomplished all of that before she turned 1

  17. Profile photo of Rosie2day Rosie2day says:

    The more kids you have the faster they will do this list

  18. Profile photo of Mary Mullard Mary Mullard says:

    i cant wait for my baby to do all this

  19. Profile photo of Hipmom808 Hipmom808 says:

    My daughter is 18 months and she still has a milk bottle every night before bed. She does drink from a sippy cup but how can I ween her away from the night bottle? Any tips?

  20. Profile photo of tmillington2 tmillington2 says:

    This is very true, my daughter started walking at 11months. ans still is motoring today, non stop. I think that it depends upon the child.

  21. Profile photo of dorisea dorisea says:

    yes this is great for most parents but every child learns different and at different paces

  22. It is great looking at this, but all parents need to remember that all children develop at their own pace and that there really are "normal" ranges for hitting these milestones. My children were crawling by 5 months, but they both didn’t walk until right at one or right after they turned one. All children are different.

  23. Profile photo of wishingwell wishingwell says:

    These charts are good to have around, but one thing I learned with my first (and now second) is that not all children will hit the milestones at the same time. My 9 month old is doing a lot of the things estimated up to 13 months, so it is always fun to see where your child is!

  24. My baby is 6 months old and he is able to sit by himslef, I was so proud when he did it for the first time. Now I can do my school work while he sits and plays with his toys.

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