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Infant Developmental Milestones

Communication - What might my baby do?

Although communication is often considered to mean words and sentences, it also includes any and all ways that a baby lets us know what they need and how they are feeling. That can be done with facial expression, body language, crying, eye contact or sounds.

The following are guidelines, taken from a number of sources. They will help you know what to expect with your baby's communication development, and when to consider a referral to a speech language therapist. It does not include everything and it is important to remember that there is variation in children’s communication development.

Milestones for your infant at 0-3 months:

Milestones for your infant at 3-6 months:

Milestones for your infant at 6-9 months:

Milestones for your infant at 9-11 months:

Red Flags

If your baby shows 2 or more of the following, contact the centre or make a referral to a speech-language therapist to ensure your child is not having difficulties with developing communication skills:

If you have concerns about your child at any age, please feel free to contact us to speak to a SLP. You can also make a referral to our centre at anytime.