Baby May Need Some Help Meeting Milestones—and That’s Ok!

We know you’re doing everything you can to help baby! If your little one isn’t meeting their milestones or something seems “off,” trust your instincts and talk to a healthcare provider about baby’s development.

What If Your Healthcare Provider Says “Wait and See”?

Sometimes children outgrow developmental delays, and just need a little more time. If you’re told to wait and see but would like to do more, here are some options:

  • Trust your instincts. Ask questions and search for answers.
  • Obtain a free screening at a clinic for speech, occupational, or physical therapy needs.
  • Contact an Early Intervention office for physical, occupational, feeding, and speech therapy. Contact your state’s program.
  • Make sure baby is doing recommended screenings. Developmental screenings occur at 9, 18 & 30 months. Children should also be screened for autism spectrum disorder at 18 & 24 months.
  • Keep baby active! Keep up with Tummy Time and the Baby Games Calendar. If you haven’t yet, try out Massage+ 30, 10, 5.

What is Early Intervention?

When baby has a developmental delay, the earlier it is addressed, the better. Early intervention can be activities, programs, procedures– anything that can benefit children who may need some extra help with their development.

Learn more about Early Intervention

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