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CDC and AAP Revise Guidelines for Child Developmental Milestones

The CDC in conjunction with the AAP has released new guidelines for infant and child development in the Learn The Signs. Act Early program. Prior to this, these milestones have not been revised for nearly 20 years. 

 

Worry over your baby’s development is a huge primal instinct for new moms everywhere. 

 

When should baby sit on his own? When should he start to crawl? Walk? What about sleeping through the night?

 

There are so many varying answers to these common questions because all babies are different! One thing is for absolute certain though, the AAP and CDC have never rarely wavered in their responses- until now. The updated milestones serve to help parents and caregivers understand and identify signs of developmental delays and autism sooner. 

 

What does This Change Actually Mean?

 In the past, the checklists developed by the AAP and CDC have used average-age as a benchmark for analysis of milestones. Only 50% of children were...

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