Developmental Milestones
Child Development Newborn Image

Your Newborn Child

  • Brings hands to her mouth

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  • Cries to communicate needs

More Language Development ARROW_10X11_OFF

  • Responds to your touch and voice

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  • Looks at bold patterns and bright objects

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Follow your child's development over time


On these pages you will find out about the many fascinating ways young children develop! Read more about what babies can do at different ages and stages, and how families can help their children grow and learn.

Children develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your baby may not meet every milestone and still be progressing normally. Since each baby is unique, your child's growth might be different from what's included here. Your baby might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your child's growth and development talk to your health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4693) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.

If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.


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