Babies Can’t Wait


Do you have a naggin feeling? “Something is different about my child but I don’t know exactly what it is.” You can refer your child to the Babies Can’t Wait program to find out if your child is on target with development.

  • Turn head from cheek to cheek
  • Extend arms and legs
  • Lift and turn head when on tummy
  • Look at caregiver’s face
  • Relax when held
  • Cry when hungry or uncomfortable
  • Make comfort sounds
  • Roll From side to back
  • Startle at loud sounds
  • Say ah, eh, uh

  • Roll from tummy to back
  • Bring hands together
  • Babble and squeal
  • Respond by smiling
  • bear weight when supported on feet
  • Look from one object to another
  • Grab a toy placed in hand
  • Respond to sound by turning head
  • roll from back to side
  • Respond more to parents than others

  • Push on hands to lift head/chest
  • Babble a variety of sounds for attention
  • Prop on hands to sit briefly when placed
  • Stand briefly alone
  • Bring toys to mouth
  • Play with feet when on back
  • Entertain self briefly
  • Initiate social contact

  • Respond to name when called
  • Get on hands and knees
  • Imitate actions or sounds
  • Shake a rattle
  • Crumble paper
  • Say simple words like mama/dada
  • Finger feed small pieces of food
  • Hold a toy in each hand
  • Move toward an out of reach toy
  • Vocalize when alone

  • Crawl on hands and knees
  • Explore cause and effect toys
  • Babble in response to voices
  • Point to objects on request
  • Voluntarily release toys
  • Lift arms to be picked up
  • Play nursery games
  • Respond to “no”
  • Wave bye bye
  • Eat mashed food with no gagging

  • Walk along furniture
  • Use thumb/index finger together
  • Reach for or hit at a toy
  • Give toy to parent on request
  • Point to a known toy
  • Look at pictures in a book
  • Use two to three words
  • Find hidden objec