Your child reaches new heights at every age. Physically, children grow taller. Kids move, learn, think, problem-solve, communicate, and show new emotions at every age too. The new abilities that your child has at every age are called milestones.


Most babies at 2 months old can hold their head up. You may start to notice that your baby can recognize familiar people at 4 months old. The milestones continue for every month. Milestones are fun to celebrate and they are helpful sources of information. When you monitor your child’s milestones you will be more likely to catch on early if your child needs extra support.


Is your child reaching the proper milestones for his or her age? Dial 2-1-1 to speak to the Help Me Grow experts at Delaware 2-1-1. They can help you find a doctor or program that is right for you.


The Delaware Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all children participate in developmental screening. Dial 2-1-1 today to find developmental screening locations near you! It’s a checkup to make sure your child is on track and reaching all the appropriate milestones for his or her age. Get your child screened at 9 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and every year after!