Skills, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye,” are called developmental milestones. From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves.
Parents and caregivers can use CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” tools to track developmental milestones from as early as 2 months to help better understand children’s abilities and stay in tune with their developmental health.
CDC’s Milestone Tracker App
Track your child’s milestones with CDC’s FREE Milestone Tracker mobile app, now available for iOS and Android in both English and Spanish. Interactive checklists with photos and videos of developmental milestones help you know what to look for in your child. Use the app to complete a checklist for your child’s age, share a summary with your child’s healthcare provider, and get tips for encouraging your child’s development. The app has many easy-to-use features, including
- Illustrated milestone checklists for 2 months through 5 years of age;
- Summary of your child’s milestones to share;
- Activities to help your child’s development;
- Tips for what to do if you become concerned; and
- Reminders for appointments and developmental screening.