Take notes and start keeping a record

It can help to start a notebook to keep track of what you notice and how your child is changing from month to month.

Include your notes, pictures, doctor's visits, etc.

Why should I keep a notebook? You should keep a notebook because it helps you articulate what you notice. It lets you compare their progress with typical milestones. It can help you explain your child's challenges to doctors or teachers. It keeps track of appointments and meetings. If this is the start of a journey with many doctor visits and tests...it will help to have a record of what happened at each visit.

Next, we'll help you get familiar with some terms you'll hear a lot: developmental delay and milestones. Then we'll talk about asking your child's doctor to check out your concerns.