You & Your Child
You did it! You are officially the mother of a snuggly bundle of joy. While during your pregnancy, you may have thought labor was the scariest part, now you may be realizing that bringing the baby home is way scarier than delivery.
Developmental milestones, like crawling, walking and communicating verbally, are behaviors and physical skills infants and children reach as they grow and develop. Your child also meets developmental milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, behaves, and moves. From birth through early childhood, you should look for signs of growth and development and record your child’s achievements on a checklist, calendar, or baby book.
Learn how positive parenting—engaging with your baby and spending time together—can impact her healthy development. Your pediatrician or family physician will monitor your child’s growth and look for any signs of developmental issues or slow progress.