Developmental milestones are markers that professionals use as a tool to measure a child’s growth and development. We asked paediatric physiotherapist Lauren Mayer, why she thinks milestones are important:

  1. Knowing what a child should be able to do at a certain age validates and reassures parents that their child’s development is on track.
  2. It can help parents to get early intervention and if needed, therapy. We all know the importance of early intervention, and the impact this can have on a child’s future development. Understanding and recognising developmental delay means that a child gets help sooner rather than later, so that he can reach his full potential.
  3. Measuring milestones may help with diagnosis and the correct therapy required.

Take a look at our Motor milestone chart to see what is expected for your child’s developmental journey:

Contributed by Lauren Mayer of Clamber Club Toddlers – Atlantic Seaboard
Tel: 082 789 0374