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Use this infant developmental milestones chart as a general guide to see what skills and behaviors are common for each age level.  

Infant Developmental Milestones Chart:

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Developmental Milestone Chart


  • Closes fingers around toy place in hand
  • Brings hands to mouth
  • Watches adult’s face when feeding

One to Two Months

  • Regards a toy in the line of her vision
  • Holds hands open for a 5 minute period
  • Shows awareness of hands
  • Visually follows a toy past midline
  • Focuses on toy for 5 seconds
  • Recognizes familiar person
  • Smiles or gurgles to a familiar person

Three to Four Months

  • Manipulates hands at midline
  • Reaches out for toy
  • Grasps toy crudely
  • Holds bottle for one minute
  • Laughs out loud when stimulated
  • Puts hand in mouth
  • Raises head and chest when lying on stomach

Five to Six Months

  • Reaches and attains toy
  • Bangs in play
  • Transfers toy hand-to-hand
  • Grasps tiny toy with palm and fingers

Seven to Eight Months

  • Shakes rattle in imitation
  • Grasps toy with thumb and fingers
  • Pokes at tiny toy with index finger
  • Picks up food to place in mouth
  • Responds to name
  • Shows shyness around strangers
  • Rolls from back to stomach and stomach to back

Nine to Ten Months

  • Grasps pellet with thumb and index finger
  • Holds a toy in one hand- reaches with the other
  • Points with index finger
  • Good release of objects is present
  • Responds to image in mirror
  • Responds to familiar words
  • Smiles selectively
  • Sits without support
  • Crawls

Eleven to Twelve Months

  • Removes lid from box with no assistance
  • Places one cube/block in a cup
  • Removes cover to attain hidden toy
  • Repeats a performance to draw laughs
  • Drops a toy deliberately
  • Brings spoon from bowl to mouth
  • Temporarily responds to “no” or “stop”
  • Walks with or without support

Thirteen to Eighteen Months

  • Pulls to stand
  • Walks with or without support
  • Squats down and picks up a toy
  • Eats with fingers
  • Turns pages of a board book
  • Drinks from a cup independently
  • Throws a ball underhand
  • Stacks 4 blocks
  • Removes basic clothing

Nineteen to Twenty-Four Months

  • Runs with stiff legs
  • Eats with spoon (some spillage)
  • Kicks a ball forward with one foot
  • Scribbles in circles
  • Jumps in place two times
  • Points to specifics in a book
  • Assists with some dressing
  • Stacks 6 blocks