CDC’s Milestone Tracker

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CDC’s Milestone Tracker

CDC's Milestone Tracker
CDC's Milestone Tracker|Download the iPhone APP from AppStore

Milestones matter! Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.

From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!

· Add a Child — add a photo and enter personalized information about your child or multiple children
· Milestone Tracker — track your child’s developmental progress by looking for important milestones using an interactive, illustrated checklist
· Checklists Adjust for Prematurity—updated functionality uses corrected age for babies born prematurely, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics
· Milestone Photos and Videos — know what each milestone looks like so that you can better identify them in your own child
· Tips and Activities — support your child’s development at every age
· When to Act Early – know when it’s time to “act early” and talk with your child’s doctor about developmental concerns
· Appointments — keep track of your child’s doctors’ appointments and get reminders about recommended developmental screenings
· Milestone Results – get a summary of your child’s milestones to view, and share with or email to your child’s doctor and other important care providers
For more information and free tools to help you track your child’s milestones, visit

This app was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program with contribution from Dr. Rosa Arriaga and students from the Computing for Good program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CDC does not collect or share any personal information that can be used to identify you or your child.



Download the[CDC’s Milestone Tracker]@iPhone App

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Evaluation at the itunes store

Evaluation of iPhone App [CDC’s Milestone Tracker] at itunes store

  • newest version:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)4.18478
  • All versions:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)4.2

Number of people evaluated:92



Screenshots of iPhone Apps [CDC’s Milestone Tracker]

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People reviews

Impression and review of people to iPhone App [CDC’s Milestone Tracker]!

  • Great app and question for developers
    by itsjessicaclark on August 12, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I used to recommend this app to parents for work, and now I’m using it for myself. It’s great to track milestones, and it directly correlates with the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. I love the activities and the opportunity for anticipatory guidance so parents know what to look out for. I have a question for the developers. Is there an opportunity to share a child with another caregiver on a separate device? I’m interested in sharing developmental progress with my husband so that he can see what I input on his own device and visa versa. If this is a possibility, I will edit my review to reflect 5 stars instead of 4. Thank you!

  • Could do more
    by lpanbos on July 22, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    The best resource for information on milestones and checking them off and knowing when to talk to your pediatrician. However it’s a very small scope of functionality and I’d only have reason to open the app about once every month or just before appointments. I’d love it if it recommendations on amount of time you should spend doing things like tummy time and other activities and have a timer/tracker for that. Then I would use the app everyday.

  • Good concept... bad execution
    by hee KB no dondbs on July 10, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Can cause unnecessary worry, yes missing milestones should be monitored and intervened if needed but wording needs to be more sensitive and in some cases it might not be as urgent as it is made to seem. At regular appts is fine to discuss.

  • They should review the vocabulary used
    by Bnafria on May 22, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    They should be more careful about how and when to concern parents. My wife is crying after doing the checklist for our baby when the baby is completely fine

  • Too aggressive
    by Laurenwth13 on April 16, 2021 at 12:32 am

    Lists milestones above child’s age!! Made me paranoid til I looked at other sources

  • Version 2.0 is a nice upgrade
    by dualr on March 13, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    This app is really the best resource I’ve seen for tracking your child’s development over time. The only downside to version 2.0 is that all your data from the prior version gets erased. Wish the app had a way to share child data with other people/devices. The developer could allow data sharing/transfer via airdrop or maybe email in the event they don’t want to store data for users.

  • Nice idea poorly executed
    by Hdbdksbd on July 16, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    As a mother of an infant, and as a family doctor, I like the concept of this app. However, in doctor language, the sensitivity of this app is too high and the specificity is too low. If a child is missing any of approximately 10 milestones at each age point, the app labels them as missing milestones and recurrently urges the parent to bring them in for evaluation. My typically developing infant has been labeled as missing milestones at each age cut off, and I suspect 90% of children would. Fortunately, as a doctor, I’m able to recognize that this is a failing of the app, rather than a failing of my child, but a mother without as much medical knowledge could be truly alarmed. It would be far more useful if it used a higher cut off for labeling a child as missing milestones, such as if a child missed multiple milestones at one age group, or was missing milestones of a younger age group. As it is, I would not recommend this to parents. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is that it is interesting to see what approximately your child should be learning at their age, as long as you know enough not worry if they are missing one or two skills.

  • Great for parents
    by Driby on March 8, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    When my kids were under 2, I found this app quite useful to track their development including the reminder to bring concerns up with the pediatrician.

  • Good concept, maybe out of date?
    by NetworksMeetInternet on March 4, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    The app is easy to use and succinct. I asked my daughters pediatrician about a missed milestone that the app helped me track - she doesn’t turn towards sounds. My pediatrician said that was dropped as a milestone about 8 years ago by the AAP when universal newborn hearing screening was introduced. 8 years ago is a long time. I went back into the app to see when the milestones were last reviewed/updated but couldn’t find a date and source (presumably the CDC). I am going to rely on the AAP’s website instead so that my pediatrician and I are on the same page.

  • Can’t input child’s age
    by Izzysays on January 2, 2020 at 3:58 am

    The app has a glitch that won’t allow me to input the child’s age. It will only let me input January 1, 2020.

  • App crashes
    by Jterrible on November 25, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    When you try to turn off notifications, the app crashes and it’s not letting you turn them off.

  • Unnecessarily Worried - Not Helpful - Inaccurate!
    by jms5g8 on November 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I'm actually growing to hate this app! It asks about milestones preemptively (before they've quite reached the age for the given skills to be expected). Then if you mark something "not yet" or "not sure" they tell you early intervention is key and to talk to your doctor AND send you reminders about this and keep asking you to reassess! It's making me really paranoid even though my son is FINE! His pediatrian has no concerns. I work in children's development and do assessments on children regularly. Milestones happen during a RANGE of time and he's well within that normal range for everything. If I didn't know so much about development, this app would be causing me a lot of concern. And even though I know he is FINE, the reminders that I need to reassess and how important early intervention is are stressing me out! For example, he's 13 months and not yet walking. However, he's so close and continung to make great progress on this daily. He also doesn't yet point with one finger (but does with an open hand). Because of this, the app directs me up act right away and directs me to visit That seems so unnecessary for poor parents who are already stressed out and trying to do what is best.

  • Amazing app
    by MommyShark3839 on September 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    I love this app- so neat to follow along with baby’s development and get a great example of what each milestone is. I use the email summary to share progress with everyone!

  • App is not in Spanish
    by family advocate on June 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Las instrucciones dicen que está en ingles y español pero al bajar la aplicación. Todo aparece en inglés

  • Wish I could indicate early intervention
    by Lisa46227 on June 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I like this app, but I wish there was a way to let it know that I have already contacted the dr and have entered early intervention. I feel like it constantly notifies me about my son’s delays. It is stressful enough without the frequent reminders, especially since I have already taken the steps to address it.

  • Great app—would love to see it extended for older ages.
    by iAddicted10 on November 27, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Would be amazing if I could continue to use this past age 5!

  • No option for adjusted age
    by Amelie347 on November 25, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Great concept but not good for preemies as there is no option to enter an adjusted age so that milestones are appropriate for your child.

  • Awesome app!
    by trigal11 on October 26, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Awesome app and easy to track my child’s development!

  • Age glitch
    by TatesMama2k18 on September 22, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    My son was born August 28, 2018 I downloaded this app when he turned a month old and put his birth date in and it’s saying he is 2 months old.

  • Glitch
    by wendy red mac on May 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I love this app. Wonderful videos for families to understand each question. I encourage my clients to download and use. However, several families have noted when they enter their child’s date of birth, it incorrectly gives them the month. A child born in September who is currently 8mo is showing 6 months in the app. She and I both entered info several times to no avail. This has happened with several families.

  • It’s okay...
    by Cajesamson on April 28, 2018 at 4:39 am

    The app gives milestones but doesn’t account for the actual windows, your kid may be several months behind but still okay developmentally. They may be different at the beginning of the month than the end of the month. Take everything with a grain of salt... it’s good to acknowledge what your goals are for your child.

  • As a pediatrician, I highly recommend this app.
    by Dilldano on March 9, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    This is a wonderfully useful app (particularly since it is free). The milestone checklist with photo / video descriptions and the appointment reminders are awesome. It even allows you to make notes and email / print out the milestones met and your personal notes for the doctor visit. The development and public distribution of this app is a good use of our tax dollars.

  • Great app!
    by LilMiniMini on October 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    This is the perfect app for tracking your child’s milestones.

  • MD
    by pediatrician-mom on June 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Great app for parents to track and share their child's developmental progress with their child's doctor.

  • Excellent!
    by |3aron on May 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Excellent tool to learn about and track developmental milestones.

  • Great App from a reputable source!
    by Ladym42 on May 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Great and reputable source for milestones. Glad they made an app!

Change log

Update history of iPhone App [CDC’s Milestone Tracker]

• Bug fix to avoid loss of data for future app updates
• Minor text updates
• Bug fixes to prevent app crashes
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iPhone App [CDC’s Milestone Tracker] Other details

  • Sales maker:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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  • Version:2.1
  • OS:iOS,iPhone,iPad
  • Price:Free


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