“Should my child be walking by now?”
“Is my child as socially mature as they should be?”
Many Denver parents have asked us questions regarding developmental milestones for their children. This has been a cause of great concern for some parents.
It is vitally important to identify and treat developmental differences such as autism; this app is a useful tool to help parents of infants and toddlers identify issues early so they can be treated more effectively. Early therapy intervention matters and can make an enormous difference. As integrative pediatricians, we are huge believers in tending to every aspect of a child’s development.
CDC’s Milestone Tracker app, developed by the “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program, provides a fun and easy way for parents and caregivers to track and support their child’s early development. The app has been updated to reflect a new and improved interactive design to engage families in tracking their child’s development.
Here are some of the milestone tracker app’s features, per the CDC website:
- Add a Child – add a photo and enter personalized information about your child or multiple children
- Milestone Tracker – track your child’s developmental progress by looking for important milestones using an interactive, illustrated checklist
- Checklists Adjust for Prematurity—updated functionality uses corrected age for babies born prematurely
- Milestone Photos and Videos – know what each milestone looks like so that you can better identify them in your own child
- Tips and Activities – support your child’s development at every age
- When to Act Early – know when it’s time to “act early” and talk with your child’s doctor about developmental concerns
- Appointments – keep track of your child’s doctors’ appointments and get reminders about recommended developmental screenings
- Milestone Summary – get a summary of your child’s milestones to view, and share with or email to your child’s doctor and other important care providers
We hope you’ll check it out and let us know what you think! This work is vitally important, speaking as both holistic pediatricians and practitioners of western medicine.