Your baby is able to communicate with you long before he or she speaks a single word! A baby's cry, smile, and responses to you help you to understand his or her needs. Learn how children communicate and what to do when there are concerns about delays in development. Milestones during the first 2 years Children develop at different rates, but they usually are able to do certain things at certain ages. Following are general developmental milestones . Keep in mind that they are only guidelines. If you have any questions about your baby's development, ask your child's doctor—the sooner the better. Even when there are delays, early intervention can make a significant difference. By 1 year most babies will Look for and be able to find where a sound is coming from. Respond to their name most of the time when you call it. Wave goodbye . Look where you point when you say, "Look at the _________." Babble with intonation (voice rises and falls as
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