As your child gets older, they are not only physically growing, but developing socially and emotionally. From the moment your child is born, they are ready to explore and interact with the world.
By understanding development milestones, your family can support and encourage your child as they grow, and know when to seek support.
Choose your child’s age
Baby and toddler stage
Birth to 2 years
2 years to 5 years
5 years and above
If you’re noticing something or have concerns
This timeline provides general guidance on what to expect. Do not worry if your child is not meeting all milestones for their age range. It is normal for one area to develop quicker than another.
If your child was born early or was unwell as a baby, then you might want to look at a younger age range.
If you worried about your child’s progress against the milestones, use our guide to see how you can help your child.