Your baby is halfway through her first year. She is really active now. She may be grabbing at things and shaking her rattle. She may be sitting up with support. She babbles and makes a variety of sounds.
She is interested in everything around her. She wants to touch things. She wants to put things in her mouth. She wants to pull on them. Keeping up with her curiosity can be a challenge. Have fun with her. Be patient.
Your baby has learned a lot in her first six months. So have you! You have learned a lot about being a parent. You have learned how to take care of your baby even though she can't tell you what she needs. You have learned what her crying means. You can tell that she is hungry by the way she cries. You can also tell by her crying if she is tired or needs her diaper changed.
You can help your baby be healthy and safe. You can help her learn many important things like how to talk, how to walk and how to feed herself. You can help her learn how to drink from a cup.
What's It Like To Be Six Months Old?
- I turn toward voices.
- I reach for toys and pick them up.
- I can hold an object in one hand and put it into the other hand.
- I briefly look for a dropped toy.
- I pick things up and I shake them.
- I turn objects upside down to get another view of them.
- I may roll over from my stomach to my back and from my back to my stomach.
- I play with my toes.
- I may help hold my bottle.
- I know my name.
- I may play games with people I know.
- I babble, squeal and repeat sounds.
- I sit by leaning forward on my hands. I can sit with support.
- I may be afraid of adults I don't know.
- I know the faces of the people who are around me a lot.
- I may know what the tone of your voice means.
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