Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Month 6

Continuing with some milestones that are related to talking and signing....these are just a few of the highlights - there are lots of things going on in that little body right now. Little ones will develop at different rates.  If I mention he is "supposed" to be vocalizing pleasure and displeasure by 5 months and your little one isn't quite there yet, please don't panic.  If you're greatly concerned that your child is behind, please speak with your child's healthcare provider.

Also, keep in mind that, regardless when it happens, milestones will be reached in order.  Your baby won't start speaking in full sentences before she says single words.

Ok - here we go!

For babies around six months old, here is some of what you can expect:


  • Points or reaches for toys
  • Sits briefly alone
  • Rolls over
  • Uses whole hand to pick up objects

Language and Communication

  • Strings together varied sounds
  • Experiments with pitch and volume of new sounds
  • Responds to sounds by making his own sounds

Social Development

  • Knows and recognizes familiar faces
  • Likes to play with others, preferably Mom and Dad
  • Enjoys looking at herself in a mirror

Cognitive Development
  • Shows curiosity about things
Some activities you can do now:

  • This is a great time to start Signing Smart with your baby.  If you start now, you can expect to see him signing back in about 10-12 weeks!
  • Play fun finger games like Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Sing silly songs you can repeat - and be ready to repeat them over and over and over!

What is your favorite song to sing with your little one right now?

Here are the websites that helped me compile this information.  Check them out to find even 
more details about what to expect during the first month of your baby's life:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-6mo.htmlhttp://www.webmd.com/parenting/healthtool-infant-milestones http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/month-by-month/your-child-month-6.aspx

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