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Infant Developmental Milestones

Understanding & Thinking (figuring things out, sight & touch)

Right from birth, children are aware of their surroundings and want to explore them.  As your child plays and interacts with the people and objects around him, he learns about his body, his home and the world around him.

Below are some of the typical developmental milestones for “cognitive skills” (thinking and understanding).  After each age group, you can find some “red flags” that might indicate a concern.

Please also see Communication Skills for more information about early development because they can often tell us a lot about cognitive development in children under 2 years of age.

Between the ages of 0-4 months, your baby will:

Between the ages of 4-8 months, your baby will:

Red Flags for Cognitive Development (0-8 months)

If you notice some of the following things by the time your baby is 6-8 months old, you may want to talk to your doctor, or to another health professional such as a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, or a psychologist.

Between the ages of 8-12 months, your baby will:

Red Flags for Cognitive Development (12 months)

If you notice some of the following things by the time your baby is 12 months old, you may want to talk to your doctor, or to another health professional such as a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, or a psychologist.

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