Can you believe it’s been half a year already? Many moms will tell you the days are long but the weeks and months go by quickly. And it’s true! Here’s a look at what a baby typically does at 6 months:
Social / Emotional Milestones
- Knows familiar people
- Likes to look at self in a mirror
Language / Communication Milestones
- Takes turns making sounds with you
- Blows “raspberries” (sticks tongue out and blows)
- Makes squealing noises
Cognitive Milestones (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Puts things in his or her mouth to explore them
- Reaches to grab a toy he or she wants
- Closes lips to show he or she doesn’t want more food
Movement / Physical Milestones
- Rolls from tummy to back
- Pushes up with straight arms when on tummy
- Leans on hands for support when sitting
Concerned About Your Child’s Development?
All babies are different and develop at their own pace. If your infant has not yet reached some of these milestones, it doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong.
Still, you know your child best. And developmental delays or disorders are most successfully treated when caught early.
If you have concerns, don’t wait.
Talk with the healthcare provider if you think your child...
- Is not meeting milestones for his or her age
- Has lost skills he or she once had, or is not doing something you’d expect him or her to be doing
Or if you have concerns about...
- How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts or moves
- Other things your child does
SOURCE: These developmental milestones, established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, provide a general idea of what most children (75% or more) do by certain ages.
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