Birth to Two
Raising a newborn is a wonderful adventure. As your baby grows, both of you will learn a lot about each other. Babies need your love and affection, as well as your help with brain development. Keeping your baby healthy, active and learning will pay off in the future.
- When should your baby be smiling? Sitting up? Feel confident about the progress your child is making by checking out these important milestones for ages birth to one year and one to two years.
- Because very young children develop quickly, they need many well-child doctor visits. Learn when you should be visiting the doctor and what immunizations may be needed. Write down any questions you have and ask the doctor when you visit.
- Need home-based support with parenting skills, your pregnancy or finding resources? You may be able to receive services in your home through Wake Connections. Find out more.
- Do you think your child’s development may be delayed?
- Call the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) at 919-662-4600 to see if your child would benefit from the Infant Toddler Program.
- Another program, Care Coordination for Children offers help for families and children at risk for developmental delay or disability, long-term illness and/or social, emotional disorders. Visit our Wake Connections website to apply.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an app to help you track your child’s milestones from ages 2 months to 5 years with illustrated checklists and tips.
- Help your baby to develop good sleep habits.
- It’s never too early to start reading, singing and talking to your baby.
- Make sure you have healthy food and support if you are breastfeeding.
- Do you need high-quality child care? Find out how Wake County Smart Start can help you.
- Call 2-1-1 from any phone or visit the NC211 website 24/7 to access community resources (food, shelter, and more).