Development: Age 6 Months

Baby Development: Age 6 Months

To help your baby’s development, talk to and smile at to your baby often.

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-To help your baby's development, talk to and smile at your baby often. Singing and repeating nursery rhymes are good ways to interact with your baby. These interactions will help your baby to understand speech and encourage her to start talking early. You can help to strengthen your baby's neck and back muscles by putting a toy in front of her. This will help her to practice lying on her stomach. With a toy in front of her, Mia will try to get nearer to the toy. She will not be able to crawl forwards to the toy until she is about 8 to 9 months old. You can also put a mirror in front of your baby when she is lying on her stomach. We see that Mia is curious about her own mirror image. This will also make it more exciting for her to lie on her stomach. All children go through the same stages of development, but remember that each child will develop at his or her own speed. Normal children of the same age may be at completely different stages of development. You should consult the baby clinic nurse or pediatrician if your child is older than 6 months and can control her head movements, doesn't grasp objects and put them into her mouth, doesn't make sounds when she is trying to communicate with you.