Parenting is easier when you know what to look for as your baby grows. Use the options below to learn what is typical for your child’s age. Child's AgeSelect2 Months4 Months6 Months9 Months12 Months18 Months2 Years3 Years4 Years5 Years Babies learn and grow more during the first five years than any other time in their lives. When babies smile for the first time, point, take first steps, or begin waving bye-bye, they are reaching developmental milestones. Although children develop at their own pace, developmental milestones help you know what to expect as babies and toddlers grow. Milestones cover all areas of a child’s development: Communication – what children can say and understand. Gross Motor – the way children use large muscles, like their legs and arms, to move around. Fine Motor – how children use their hands and fingers. Problem Solving – the way children play with objects to solve problems. Social – children’s abilities for self-care and interaction with other people. If you’re concerned or have questions about your baby’s development, talk to your child’s doctor or call 211 today. You can also text “hmgcoco” to 898211.