At each checkup, the doctor may evaluate your baby’s developmental milestones (their behaviors and physical skills). The doctor tracks these expected behaviors and skills appropriate for your baby’s age to check to see if there are any delays or areas for concern. If there are, the doctor should suggest early intervention strategies.
When evaluating a developmental milestone, the doctor:
- Observes child’s behaviors
- Asks you about your baby’s age-related accomplishments (like sitting up and rolling over)
- Asks about how you and your baby are doing, and about their feeding, sleeping, and development
Each baby is different and may achieve milestones at a different pace.