Tracking my baby girls growth

When you take your baby for a checkup, she will be weighed and measured. Tracking your baby's growth on the charts on these pages can help you remember. It will provide a record if you see more than one health care giver.

GIRLS FROM BIRTH TO 24 MONTHS

LENGTH FOR AGE

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AGE (MONTHS)

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AGE (MONTHS)

Your baby's steady growth in height and weight is one of the best signs that she is healthy. It is regular growth that counts, more than how much or how fast. Ask your baby's health care giver any questions you may have about your baby's growth.

GIRLS FROM BIRTH TO 24 MONTHS

WEIGHT FORAGE

AGE (MONTHS)

I Pays attention to sounds and makes a few sounds other than crying.

I Looks at mobiles and faces.

I Smiles when you smile or play.

BY ABOUT 5 MONTHS

I Rolls over.

I Holds head upright while lying on stomach.

I Laughs and giggles. I Reaches for and holds objects.

My baby's firsts

Each baby grows in his or her own way. Do not worry if your baby seems different from other babies.

Ask your baby's health care giver if you have a question about what your baby is doing.

If your baby was born early, he or she may develop a little later in some ways.

Babies ahead of or behind the average times given here can still be developing normally.

DATE FIRST SEEN

I Pays attention to sounds and makes a few sounds other than crying.

I Looks at mobiles and faces.

I Smiles when you smile or play.

BY ABOUT 5 MONTHS

I Rolls over.

I Holds head upright while lying on stomach.

I Laughs and giggles. I Reaches for and holds objects.

BY ABOUT 8 MONTHS DATE FIRST SEEN

I Sits without support when placed in a sitting position. _

I Creeps (pulls body with arm and leg kicks).

I Responds to own name.

BY ABOUT 10 MONTHS

I Stands, holding on.

I Pushes arms through for dressing.

I Understands "no."

I Plays peek-a-boo.

BY ABOUT 12 MONTHS (1 YEAR)

I Walks, holding on to something.

I Copies your speech.

I Waves bye-bye.

BY ABOUT 18 MONTHS

I Drinks from a cup on own; uses spoon.

I Plays with a ball, stacks blocks.

BY ABOUT 24 MONTHS (2 YEARS)

I Runs well.

I Says too many words to count. Puts words together. _

I Feeds self with spoon or fork.

I Likes to "help" with chores.

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