Child Development, 6 months

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.

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Last updated: 2020-07-31