Your baby is six-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your six-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your six-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your baby's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your baby moves his body in one or more of these ways:
Rolls over both ways from stomach to back and back to stomach.
Sits up with the support of his hand.
Reaches for object with one hand
Transfers toys from hand to hand.
Supports whole weight when on legs and held upright.
Explores objects with hands and mouth by touching and mouthing.
Your child’s health and safety.
This is the age when most babies are introduced to solid foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends gradually introducing solid foods when a baby is about 6 months old. When your baby is ready and your health care provider has given you the go-ahead, you can start giving your baby semi-solid foods such as rice-cereal.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.