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(6 Months) Your amazing baby: happy, curious and more

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By the end of six months, your baby will reach these important developmental milestones:

  • Begin to know if someone is a stranger
  • Likes to play with others, especially parents
  • Often seems happy
  • Responds to other people's emotions
  • Like to look at him or herself in the mirror
  • Responds to sounds by making his or her own sounds
  • Strings some vowel sounds together and begins making consonant sounds
  • Responds to own name
  • Looks around at things 
  • Shows curiosity
  • Passes things from one hand to the other
  • Rolls over in both directions
  • Begins to sit without support
  • When standing, might bounce
  • Rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward first 

Call your doctor if your baby:

  • Doesn't show affection for caregivers
  • Doesn't reach for things
  • Doesn't respond to sounds
  • Doesn't laugh or make squealing sounds
  • Seems very stiff, with tight muscles or seems overly floppy, like a rag doll

If you don't have a doctor or would like a free developmental screening, call Home Safe at (561) 383-9822 or 2-1-1 and ask for Help Me Grow.

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