Have a chat to your Child & Family Health Nurse or GP if your baby
  • Seems floppy or stiff.
  • Cries a lot.
  • Arches their back a lot.
  • Does not respond to sounds or smile.
  • Does not seem interested when you play with them.
  • Does not follow you with their eyes.
  • Has a very flat head shape
Developmental Milestones
Milestones are a guide to the skills that your child should be able to do at different ages. While all children are different and develop at their own pace, there are also blocks of time or windows when most children will meet a milestone (for example, most children walk between 9 and 15 months). If your child isn't meeting all the milestones for their age, it may be a good idea to chat to your GP or Child and Family Health Nurse to make sure there isn't a medical or developmental problem.

From 0-3 months your baby will :

  • Start to lift their head when lying on his or her tummy between 0-4 weeks.
  • Start smiling in response to people's faces and laughing.
  • Start to listen for your voice and quieten to familiar voices.
  • Be able to grasp a rattle briefly and put his or her hands together by 2-3 months.
  • Continue to increase his or her body tone and his or her capacity to stay awake.
  • Start to kick his or her legs and establish eating and sleeping patterns.