Milestones

Don't put that camera away so quickly. Your toddler has a lot of exciting developmental milestones ahead of her, and you don't want to miss a thing. Here you'll learn what to expect at every age and stage from dressing and undressing, potty training, early sentences, drawing, and so much more.

1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.

Your Baby from 19 to 21 Months: Curiosity and Independence

Every day is full of new challenges, from taking the stairs to scaling the couch. Don't you wish you could bottle that energy?

Toddler Milestones 12-17 Months

Your toddler is constantly developing and reacting to the world around him. With such quick development, every day is a new adventure. We outline some of the most exciting milestones so you know what to expect.

Your Growing 3-Year-Old

Your toddler is 3 and ready for more independence. Take a look at what this exciting year will bring and how to prepare for what's next.

Toddler Milestones: 18-24 Months

Watch for these milestones to occur between 18-24 months.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For

While young children can reach milestones at different ages, the CDC says you should talk to your doctor and consider an early-intervention evaluation if your child displays any of these signs or has a dramatic loss of skills.

The Year Ahead: Age 2

This time in your toddler's life can be both challenging and rewarding for the both of you! Here's what you have to look forward to in the coming year.

2-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 2! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 2-year-old.

The Year Ahead: Age 3

Your little one isn't so little anymore. Here's a rundown of what you can expect as your child turns three!

Progress Report: Your Preschooler's Milestones

Your child's milestones may not be as obvious as they once were, but they're still a big deal.

Your Baby from 16 to 18 Months: Baby's Language Development

Once toddlers figure out that everything has a name, they want to label their world.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For at 2 Years

Your toddler will grow and change at their own pace but you can guess around year two, you'll start to celebrate some major milestones. Talk to your doctor if you notice any of these red flags.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For at 3 Years

Although every child reaches milestones at different times, here's what to expect from your 3-year-old. Talk to a doctor if you notice some of these things.

4-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 4! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 4-year-old.

When Do Toddlers Start Talking?

Look who's talking now -- or at least will be very soon. If you're wondering when your babbling tot will turn those coos and cries into mamas and dadas, here's what to expect when it comes to her language development.

3-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 3! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 3-year-old.

Little Big Moments: Your Child's Milestones

Birthdays and graduations tug at our heartstrings. But many other smaller milestones touch us in ways the big events sometimes don't.

When Do Toddlers Start Self-Feeding?

If your little one is getting ready to take a bite out of his babyhood by starting to feed himself, here's some food for thought about what to expect with this exciting milestone.

Your Baby from 22 to 24 Months: Improved Language & Motor Skills

Discoveries, frustrations, achievements -- they're all in a day's play for a toddler.

When Do Toddlers Start Self-Dressing?

The day will come when your toddler wants to dress herself (and it will happen long before the teenage years). But before she wants to leave the house dressed in cowboy boots and tutus, here's what you need to know about her developing sense of style.

Your Baby from 16 to 18 Months: Language and Motor Skills

Once toddlers figure out that everything has a name, they want to label their world.