Your baby is six-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your six-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your six-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your baby's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Cognitive development – Means how children explore, think and figure things out.
Your baby might explore, figure things out and act in one or more of these ways:
Shows interest and curiosity in people and observes them.
Uses hands and mouth to explore the world.
Enjoys looking at books with simple pictures.
Loves to listen to the sound of your voice as you talk to him.
Loves to read books with you.
Supporting your child’s exploration and learning.
You can give big, soft, bright and colorful toys that will catch your baby’s attention. Toys that encourage him to grab, hold, push, pull and reach are best to support his play.
Give him objects that have a variety of textures and shapes to encourage exploration.
Provide opportunities for your baby to be with other children. Your baby will have fun looking and cooing at other kids. Encourage your other children to sing to the baby.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.