Baby Guidelines

This is a guideline to help you know if your infant or toddler is on target. All infants and toddlers learn at their own pace. This is just a guideline not a definite plan your toddler should follow.

3 months old

-Your baby should be making cooing sounds
-Your baby should be able to lift his/her head while on her tummy
-Your baby should be able to follow you with his /her eyes when you walk around the room
-Your baby will act surprised when he/she hears a loud sound
-Your baby should be able to smile at you
-Your baby should be playing with his/her hands
-Your baby should be putting his/hers hands in her mouth

6 months old

-Your baby should be putting toys in his/her mouth
-Your baby should turn his/her head towards your voice
-Your baby should be able to roll from his/her back to tummy
-Your baby should be able to reach for a toy
-Your baby should be able to hold a toy
-Your baby should be able to laugh out loud
-Your baby should be babbling

9 months old

-Your baby should be sitting alone without assistance
-Your baby should shake his/her head “no”
-Your baby should be crawling or pulling his/her self around
-Your baby should look down when he/she drops a toy
-Your baby should be able to hold 2 things at one time (1 in each hand)
-Your baby should be able to stand holding on to something

12 months old

-Your baby should look at the right thing when you say words like… mommy, ball and book
-Your baby should be trying to take steps while holding on to something or someone
-Your baby should be able to pick up finger foods using his/ her thumb and index finger
-Your baby should be able to play peek-a- boo with you
-Your baby should be able to recognize mommy and daddy when you say it
-Your baby should be able to crawl on his/her hands and knees

15 months old

-Your baby should be able to point for things she wants
-Your baby should walk without help
-Your baby should be able to say Mama and Dada
-Your baby should be able to draw on paper with crayons
-Your baby should be able to feed herself finger foods

18 months old

-Your baby should be able to drink from a cup
-Your baby should be bale to turn pages of a book by himself / herself
-Your baby should be putting objects into containers
-Your baby should be able to point to a few body parts when asked

24 months old

-Your baby should be bale to take off his /her socks off by himself / herself
-Your baby should be able to stack blocks on top of each other
-Your baby should be able to point to pictures in a book as you say them
-Your baby should be able to put 2 words together like “My ball, “ Go bye-bye,” or “Daddy’s car”

30 months old

-Your child should be able to put 3 or more words together like “I love you”
-Your child should be able to turn pages of a book, one at a time
-Your child should be using the words me, you, and I
-Your child should be able to walk up the stairs
-Your child should be able to follow simple directions

36 months old

-Your child should be able to ask questions
-Your child should be able to jump up and down
-Your child should be able to help undress himself/herself
-Your child should be able to follow a two-step instruction like “go to the living room and put on your jacket”
-Your child should be able to correctly answer when someone asks him/her “What is your name?”

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