Apr 11, 2017

Interview Transcript

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: The top five developmental milestones that indicate your new baby is developing properly. Pediatrician, Dr. Cindy Gellner, what should parents look for?

Dr. Gellner: So eye contact by six to eight weeks is one of the first milestones that you'll notice.

Milestone number two is the social smile that your baby gives you when you smile at them, and it should happen by four months old.

Next is babbling by six months. It requires your babies to figure out how to use their tongue and the front of their mouths, so be sure to encourage the babbling by talking back to your baby.

Then, there's the reaching and grabbing, which is followed by the babies putting everything they grab directly into their mouths. It shows curiosity and interest in learning about their environment.

Finally, there's pulling to a stand. Babies should start doing this around 10 months old, and should be walking by 18 months old.

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