You’re a new parent. Your 1-year-old enjoys playtime, responds to her own name, and makes sounds that sound almost like words.
But there's one thing that's disturbing you. After you hold her up so that her feet touch the ground, she can’t support her own weight. She bends this way and that, unable to prop herself up.
Is this a problem that requires a checkup by your pediatrician? Or is she just developing a little slower than other toddlers?
Well, there’s an app for that. The CDC last week released a free tool for parents who want to monitor their children’s developmental accomplishments — and learn more about where they may be falling behind.
The app, called Milestone Tracker, is available for iPhone and Android. It allows parents to create a personalized checklist for the emotional and physical developmental milestones of children aged 2 months to 5 years. Parents can assess their progress by looking at photos and videos.