Keep track of your child's development

Whatever happens, if you're concerned about your child's development, you may have good reason.

Keep watching to see if anything changes.

What you can do now: 

  • Watch your child closely as they grow and learn new things. Keep track of how they develop. Take notes or even videos.

  • Talk to other adults who see them regularly: teachers, caretakers, doctors or other parents. Be open to their opinion of how your child compares with others their age.

  • Make sure they get Developmental Screenings at their doctor visits. (Click the link at the bottom of the page to download a 1-page fact sheet with more info.)

  • Click here for more about Developmental Milestones. (It will open in a new window.) You can look up what your child should be doing at a certain age.

See our other Guide to learn more: What to Do if Your Child May Be Different.


Source: CDC