Downloadable Milestone Checklists for Babies and Children

Make sure baby is meeting their milestones with our helpful checklists! The Milestone, Ability, Communication, and Feeding checklists help those caring for baby to know that they are developing and on track.

Each checklist takes your through various health topics and the milestones or abilities baby should be reaching at each age range. You can keep up with your baby’s development for months—and even years—to come.

What are developmental milestones?

Developmental milestones are behavioral or physical checkpoints seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. All of our developmental milestones are validated by findings from health professionals and American Academy of Pediatrics findings.

Why is it important to track baby’s milestones?

It’s important to keep track of baby’s development through the milestone checklists so you can:

  • Understand the key indicators of infant health and development
  • Learn the signs of early developmental delays
  • Provide or seek out the right resources for children based on their unique needs
  • Ask the right questions to healthcare professionals about baby’s progress

Be sure to adjust for prematurityIf your child is missing any milestones, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider.

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Here’s how you can use this checklist:

  • Print or download the checklist as a PDF.
  • Save this somewhere that is easy to access, and check in every few weeks to see if baby reaches any new milestones or abilities!
  • Share this page or our milestone checklists with friends, family, or anyone else caring for your baby.
  • Bring the checklists to visits with healthcare providers, and ask about developmental milestones or abilities that baby hasn’t yet checked off.

Milestone Checklist

Age range: birth to 3 years old

Check off your child’s milestones as they reach them, to know more about your baby’s development! Our developmental milestone checklist is sorted by age and four topics: motor, sensory, communication, and feeding. This makes it easy to find and track the most important child development information!

 
 
 
 
 

 

Ability Checklist

Age range: birth to 3 years old

Are you wondering what your child should be able to do at a certain age? Perhaps you’re wondering when baby will explore objects or develop hand eye coordination. Download the ability checklist to track these abilities and find out!

This checklist is sorted by age and four topics: play and social skills, coordination, daily activities, and self-expression. These core topics help in several areas of your child’s development, including the development of executive function skills.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Communication Checklist

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Age range: birth to 6+ years old

When should baby say their first words? When can you begin to have a conversation with your toddler? Use this checklist to track the communication development of infants and toddlers.

 
 
 
 
 

 

Feeding Checklist

Age range: birth to 1 year old

Feeding is so important for baby, but it takes time and motor development before they’re ready for different foods. This checklist answers common questions like:

  • When is baby is ready for finger food?
  • If baby starts to sit, what are the best foods for them to eat?
  • If baby starts solids, do they still need to nurse?

Use our checklists for feeding tips and guidance on which foods to give your baby!

 
 
 

 

More Resources

Browse our website for additional resources to maximize your child’s motor, sensory, feeding, and communication development!

  • Topics pages: Covering a wide variety of health topics for your baby’s developmental milestones.
  • Videos: Showing developmental milestones in action and giving helpful parenting tips through our Parents’ Guide videos.
  • Blog posts: In-depth and healthcare professional-approved articles providing important health info to help learn the signs of a delay and when to request an appointment to talk to your doctor.
  • Baby’s First Year Milestone Guide: This helpful guide is a milestone checklist for infants. Keep track of your baby’s developmental milestones through this organized, color-coded, and compact guide. The ultimate resource center for baby’s development!
  • The Baby Games Calendar: If baby enjoys playing, then check out these fun games for infants and toddlers! Baby Games make caring for your baby engaging and interactive, helping with everything from language development to hand eye coordination.