Children Developmental Milestones Directory
There's more to tracking your child's development than logging height and weight. There are various milestones to watch for -- like when they first walk, talk, and share. But each child develops at their own pace and there is a wide range for when children achieve a particular milestone. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about child development, what your child should do when, signs of developmental delays, and much more.
Building a Healthy Body Image in Children
A healthy body image is important for a child's physical and emotional development. Learn how to encourage one in your own child and possibly prevent eating disorders in the future.
Recognizing Developmental Delays in Your Child: Ages 3 to 5
WebMD shows you how to spot developmental delays in children by age.
Developmental Delays in Children
Infants and young kids learn to crawl, talk, and potty train at different speeds. But if your child lags behind their peers significantly, they may have a developmental delay.
Communicating With Your Baby Through Reading, Singing, and More
WebMD explains speech development in the first year of your child's life -- and how you can encourage it.
New potty training method suggests that some infants can be toilet trained before their first birthday.
Making Baby Genius
Throw out those flash cards. Dump those alphabet videos. The way to a baby's brain is through the heart.
Even Babies Need Exercise
To maintain their lifelong health and your sanity, make sure your infant or toddler is getting enough physical activity.
Growing Pains: What Baby Growth Charts Really Mean
Parents are a competitive bunch. So when the pediatrician whips out a growth chart and ranks baby's height and weight in percentiles, it's easy to wonder if something's wrong.
Should Children Do Chores?
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about the appropriate age for children to be assigned chores by their parents.
Understand How Children Develop
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton talks about how parents can know if their child is developing properly.
Baby Growth from 8 to 12 Months
As babies approach the one-year mark, there are major milestones in store. We have advice for keeping them happy and safe.
Babies from 4- to 7-Months
From 4 to 7 months, babies undergo dramatic development that mommy and daddy can foster with exploration and play.
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Baby Milestones: Your Child's First Year of Development
What developmental milestones can you expect to see during baby's first year? Take a tour of first-year "firsts" with WebMD's guide to the most anticipated baby milestones.
Toddler Milestones -- Your Child's Second Year of Development
Daily showdowns with a toddler can be rattling, but there are plenty of exhilarating moments in the mix. Preview the highlights of baby’s second year with WebMD’s guide to the most anticipated toddler milestones.
Slideshow: Play, Learn, and Grow With Your Baby
Baby Growth Charts: What Influences Your Baby’s Growth?
If your baby is “following the curve” of the growth chart, she’s paralleling one of the percentile lines on the chart, and the odds are good that her caloric intake is fine, no matter how much or how little milk she seems to be drinking.
Baby Development: Your 1-Year-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 12 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 11-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 11 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.
Baby Development: Your 8-Month-Old
Learn about baby milestones in the first 12 months and what to expect from your infant in Month 8 of WebMD’s Baby Month by Month Guide.