Health Check

Here’s what you can expect your child to be doing from birth to age three. If you have concerns about your baby’s development, call your local Early Intervention Program.

Baby Milestone0 months - 3 months

At three months of age, most babies:

  • turn their head toward bright colors and lights
  • no longer “cross their eyes” while trying to focus. They move both their eyes in the same direction at one time.
  • recognize bottle or breast
  • respond to their mother’s voice
  • make cooing sounds
  • bring their hands together
  • wiggle and kick their arms and legs
  • lift their head while laying on their stomach
  • become quiet in response to sound, especially speech
  • smile
Baby Milestone12 months - 18 months

At eighteen months of age, most babies:

  • like to push and pull objects
  • say at least six words
  • follow simple directions (“Bring the ball”)
  • pull off their shoes, socks, and mittens
  • can point to a picture that you name in a book
  • feed themselves
  • make marks on paper with crayons
  • walk without help
  • walk backwards
  • point, makes sounds or try to use words to ask for things
  • say “no”, shake their head or push away things they dont want
Baby Milestone3 months - 6 months

At six months of age, most babies:

  • follow moving objects with their eyes
  • turn toward the source of normal sound
  • reach for objects and pick them up
  • switch toys from one hand to the other
  • play with their toes
  • help hold the bottle during feeding
  • recognize familiar faces
  • imitate speech sounds
  • respond to soft sounds especially speech
  • roll over
Toddler Milestone18 months - 2 years

At two years of age, most children:

  • use two- to three word sentences
  • say about 50 words
  • recognize familiar pictures
  • kick a ball forward
  • feed themselves with a spoon
  • demand a lot of your attention
  • turn two or three pages together
  • like to imitate their parent
  • identify their hair, eyes, ears, and nose by pointing
  • build a tower of four blocks
  • show affection
Baby Milestone6 months - 12 months

At 12 months of age, most babies:

  • get to a sitting position
  • pull to a standing position
  • stand briefly without support
  • crawl
  • imitate adults using a cup or telephone
  • play peek-a-boo and patty-cake
  • wave goodbye
  • put objects in a container
  • say at least one word
  • make “ma-ma” or “da-da” sounds
Toddler Milestone2 years - 3 years

At three years of age, most children:

  • throw a ball overhand
  • ride a tricycle
  • put on their shoes
  • open the door
  • turn one page at a time
  • play with other children for a few minutes
  • repeat common rhymes
  • use three- to five word sentences
  • name at least one color correctly

Learn More

If your child is having trouble meeting some of the milestones listed above, it may put your mind at ease to talk to someone. Early help makes a difference! Talk with your doctor or call your local Early Intervention Program.

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RightWay Therapeutic Services (RWTS) provides intervention services to children in their home and community settings including; preschools, hospitals, homes, and day care centers.  Our goal is to meet the unique need of all our students and families