6 Month Baby Milestones

Submitted by Pregnancy and Baby Care team on January 16, 2012

Your baby has turned six months old. Time indeed flies by and with each passing moment, as a mother, you will be curious to know about the different baby milestones. A new mother is usually a little curious, a little anxious, and a little excited. To make your life easier, here are the 6 month baby milestones that you need to look out for.

  • Your baby at this stage is like a social butterfly. He/she loves to have people around. Your baby is well aware of the surroundings.


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  • Your baby loves to interact. So make sure you speak and interact with your child as much as possible.
  • This is the perfect time to play social games like peek-a-boo with your child.

    Make sure you set a bed-time routine to make sure that your child is not waking up in the middle of the night. This is when your baby will utter single consonants like mamma, dada, and so on. So keep your ears and eyes open to avoid missing these interesting baby milestones.
  • Your baby is now capable on rolling on both the sides and also has the ability to look towards any object that is dropped in front of him/her. Your baby can sit steady with your help without any head lag.
  • Do not be surprised if your baby shows stranger anxiety as he/she can recognize you and your partner well. You can introduce new solid foods like mashed banana as your baby has outgrown the stage of a milk only diet. Although milk is still essential, it now needs to take a backseat while other varieties of edibles take the main role to fulfill your baby's nutritional demand. Your baby may refuse new foods at first, but you need to be patient and keep re-introducing the foods till he/she develops an interest and taste for them.
  • Your baby can rake at objects but cannot hold them as the finger coordination is yet to develop.
  • Your baby can stand when held in the standing position. However, remember there is a myth associated with making children stand. Often parents fear that doing so will make their children bowlegged. But this is not the case. You can hold your baby in a standing position for sometime on a daily basis.

Besides cherishing these baby milestones, do not forget to take your child to the doctor for regular check-ups and make sure you administer the right immunizations without fail.

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