What are the Ages and Stages of Child Development?

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During the first 3 years of life babies and toddlers are making 1-2 million neural connections a minute.

Mind blown! During those years they go through massive growth and hit multiple milestones a month.

But what milestones should your baby be meeting at every age?

Understanding the ages and stages of development can not only help you understand your child’s behavior but it can also help you set realistic parenting expectations.

What are developmental milestones?

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Developmental milestones are simply skills that children learn by a certain age. It helps pediatricians and parents know that the child is growing and learning at the same rate as his peers.

Missing developmental milestones could mean the child has a developmental delay and needs special intervention to help them catch up.

Milestones include things like smiling, pointing at interesting things, crawling, and even lying.

They cover areas of physical development, mental development, and social development.

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