Developmental Milestone Checklist :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Developmental Timeline Checklist

This checklist helps you understand your baby’s movement, environment, and most importantly, what activities you can enjoy with your baby. Only do the activities for your baby’s developmental age or younger. Learn more about your baby's developmental milestones
 
If your baby is at least 22-27 weeks:
 
__ Positioning equipment and bedside developmental items
 
__ Baby’s signals—physiologic and behavioral
 
__ Hand containment
 
__ Helping to care for your baby
 
__ Kangaroo Care
 
If your baby is at least 28-30 weeks
 
__ Early Oral Stimulation
 
__ Providing a good scent
 
__ Kangaroo Care
 
If your baby is at least 31-33 weeks
 
__ Sounds of Love program
 
__ Stress and self-calming signs
 
__ Kangaroo Care
 
If your baby is at least 34-36 weeks

__ Cycled lighting
 
__ Feeding readiness
 
__ Developmental bathing
 
__ Kangaroo Care
 
If your baby is at least 37-40 weeks
 
__ Baby’s First Massage
 
__ Beginning play activities for your term baby
 
__ Early Intervention
 
__ Kangaroo Care
 
Please check off items as you learn about them or do them. This will help to keep track of your on-going developmental education.

Developmental Milestones Info and Videos

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