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6 month old baby development

At six months old your baby has turned into a real socialite, interacting with mum, dad and just about anyone who comes into view, here's what else to expect:

Her language has come on leaps and bounds, with long sentences of babble punctuated by cooing and giggling. She will love games of peek-a-boo and any toys she can shake and make a noise with.

She will be fascinated by your face so grin and bear it while she pulls and prods at you as she continues to explore.

Your baby is also learning that her behaviour engages you, so starting now (and for years to come) your child will do just about anything to get your attention.

By now, she will be working hard to get you to notice her by wriggling and making noises. Six-month-olds also love turn-taking games.

Let your baby be the leader and mimic her vocalisations. When it's your turn to lead, a good way to teach your child is to make animal noises.

More often than not, this will result in a flurry of giggles. Reading aloud to your baby is essential for her development and she will enjoy a quiet moment with mum or dad, hearing your voice and looking at the bright pictures. This can be a very special bonding time for the both of you.

Stimulation is vital to hone your baby's senses. Make sure she has lots of safe things around to touch, mouth and manipulate.

She'll delight in squishing a soft rubber ball, patting a piece of fake fur, gnawing a chilled teething ring and hearing a bell sound inside a stuffed animal.

Your baby at six months

She should be able to:

  • Keep her head level with her body when pulled to a sitting position
  • Turn towards sound and voices
  • Imitate sounds and blow bubbles

will probably be able to:

  • Sit without support
  • Razz (make a wet razzing sound)
  • Roll in both directions. 

She may possibly be able to:

  • Lunge forward or start crawling
  • May jabber and combine syllables
  • Stand while holding onto someone or something
  • Pull up to a standing position from sitting

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