Your Developing Baby: 6 Months
- Holds head and chest up when lying on tummy by pushing with arms
- Is learning to roll in at least one direction
- Sits with support on the floor, turning head to look around
- Reaches for and holds toys well
- Passes toys from hand to hand
- Brings toys to mouth
- Moves his/her eyes in the same direction and watches interesting things, even from across a room
- Looks around to see where new sounds are coming from
- Makes sounds back when you talk
- Makes noise to get attention
- Cries in a different way when hungry
- Is friendly with strangers, but sometimes show shyness or anxiety, especially if caregiver is not present
- Cries or becomes fussy when a toy is taken away
There are many ways you can help your child’s development.
Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the child’s work and allows him/her to explore the world in which he lives and grows.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.