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Developmental milestones are tasks most children can perform at certain ages. For example:

  • Ability to lift and control the orientation of the head
  • Crawling begins
  • Walking begins
  • Speech begins
  • Voice lowers in pitch (especially noticeable in boys)
  • Pubic hair appears
  • Genitals and reproductive organs mature
  • Menses begin (females)
  • body hair and facial hair appears

Note: the Tanner stages can be used to approximately judge a child's age based on physical development.

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