Developmental Milestones

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These developmental milestones are only a guide. There is a range of normal age when developmental milestones are achieved by normal children. Most children achieve some milestones earlier and other milestones later than the population-averages indicated below. Some infants skip a milestone and demonstrate the next milestone at appropriate age. Some children are slower in achieving some milestones but are normal as they catch up. Please check with your CYH nurse or doctor if in doubt.


PRONE (when lying on tummy)

Birth head to one side (clears nose and airway from mattress) pelvis high, knees drawn up under the tummy
6 week only chin lifted off the couch
12 week chin and shoulder off the couch
6 months bears weight of upper body on hands with extended arms