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.
Services related to this information:
- Contact your Public Health Nurse
- 811 HealthLine (Newfoundland & Labrador) – Call 811 or 1-888-709-2929 / TTY 1-888-709-3555