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Developmental Milestones Checklist: What changes should you expect as your child grows?

This milestone chart can help you check your child's development against common milestones.


Six to nine months

baby reading with mom

Exploration begins. Babies at this age like to try things to find out what happens next (cause and effect). They begin to move with some skill, sitting up, crawling and even beginning to stand.

Check the box on each line that mentions at least two activities your child is doing, then click Tell me more.

Tell me more!

Concerned about your child’s development?

Call Pennsylvania’s CONNECT Helpline at 1-800-692-7288 for information about your child’s development and connecting to Early Intervention services in Pennsylvania.

Call Child Care Works Helpline at 1-877-4-PA-KIDS (1-877-472-5437) for information about finding, paying for and other concerns related to child care.

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