- The CDC has not identified milestones for this age and area of development. As a parent, you know your child best. If you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.
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- The CDC has not identified milestones for this age and area of development. As a parent, you know your child best. If you think there could be a problem talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns.
- Is there anything your infant does or does not do that concerns you?
- Has your infant lost any skills he/she once had?
- Does your infant have any special healthcare needs or was he/she born prematurely?
If your infant is not meeting one or more milestones, has lost skills he or she once had, or you have other concerns, act early. Talk with your infant’s doctor, share your concerns, and ask about a developmental screening.
If you or the doctor are still concerned:
- Ask for a referral to a specialist who can evaluate your infant more.
- If the evaluation still shows concerns call your state Early Intervention program to find out if your infant can get services to help. Learn more and find the number at Missouri First Steps Program.
Download the Milestone Tracker app today!
Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with the CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from the CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun.