From the Public Health Office: Developmental milestones for infants and toddlers

CHENANGO COUNTY – The early years of a child's life are very important. During the infant and toddler years, children grow quickly and have so much to learn. They learn more in the first three years than at any other period in their lives. Although children learn and develop differently and these differences usually even out, some children do fall behind and will need extra help. The following checklist can help you look for signs that your infant or toddler may need extra help.

At three months of age, most babies:

•Turn their head toward bright colors and lights

• Move both eyes in the same direction at one time

• Recognize bottle or breast

• Make cooing sounds

• Bring their hands together

• Wiggle and kick their arms and legs

• Lift their head while lying on their stomach

• React to sounds and voices

• Smile

At six months of age, most babies:

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