Are Your Kids Hitting Developmental Milestones On Time?

May 31, 2017

You can count your child's first word as official, says Children's Mercy Hospital pediatrician Sarah Nyp, when he or she uses it spontaneously and appropriately, like when seeing and identifying a puppy.
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Parents want to know their kids are on track when it comes to hitting key developmental milestones. At what age should your child be able to perform certain tasks — feeding themselves, walking, or talking, for instance — and when is it time to worry? We talk with pediatric experts about gauging your little one's progress, and how to keep an eye out for potentially critical delays.