Childhood milestones start the day a baby is born and go until that child matures into an adult. A baby's first smile, first word, first steps should all happen around the same time as their peers. Some children hit developmental milestones early while others may be delayed. Watching your child meet these important milestones in speech, emotion, learning and movement can show you how they are developing. If your child is not meeting these milestones it should be brought up with your doctor who can try and diagnose why they are not hitting these marks like their peers.
This great infographic from the team at aaastateofplay.com could be a great print out on your pediatrician's office wall. It shows which skills a child should have when they reach a certain age from 2 months to 5 years of age. Looking at this graphic you can see your child should be able to hold up their head and push up on their arms when lying on their stomachs. At 4 months old your baby should be babbling and coping expressions. By six months old your child should be responding to their name, be bringing food to their mouth and can sit up without support.
Read more about all the milestones they should be reaching at a certain age so that you can know the signs to look out for if they are having trouble hitting these marks.
Infographic by: aaastateofplay