6 Month Baby Milestones | 6 Months Of August
What happens when your baby turns 6 months old? Should he be crawling? Should he be saying his first words? Did I see the 5 month baby milestones checklist? Do I have to follow the 6 months baby milestones checklist? Wait… ugh!…
Mama… breathe, let me answer all of those questions for you.
These developments are better to understand for your baby when you let them learn at their pace. It is easier to swallow and work through when we master things by how we cope!
My bear is 6 months old, I am overwhelmed by the number of developmental surprises Auggie has shown to me. They swept in since he turned 4 months but now he’s showing off jaw-dropping improvements.
These 6 month baby milestones have been exciting, to say the least, my favorite age on him thus far.
He looks at me and he instantly grows the largest smile I have ever laid my eyes on. In addition to his soft eyes, he also has the longest lashes.
A beautiful unique name, that had taken forever for his dad and I to settle on. UGH I am sorry to brag this much, but what mom doesn’t boast about their little, scrumptious, bundle of cuteness!
These are some 5 + 6 Month Baby Milestones, my son has accomplished so far
hold himself up while in a seat with some support
pass objects from one hand to another
babble at MANY volumes
- annunciating a’s and o’s
grab my bowl of cereal and flip it upside down
attempt to wave hello and goodbye
take his spoon from my hand and feed himself his purees (a sign that he can incorporate Baby-LED weaning practices)
hold his bottle of milk on his own
- practicing 6-12 month baby activities
- slowly recognizing his everyday people/social awareness
- transitioned from co-sleeping to his sleeper in our room (I share our experience on co-sleeping, and the different ways we put our baby to bed)
THE 6 MONTH BABY MILESTONES CHECKLIST
(people globally look out for at this age)
- string vowel sounds, babble, expressing emotions in these sounds
- sit with no support
- rolls back to front, front to back
- responds to reflection in mirror
- sleeps 11 to 15 hours every 24 hours
- introduced to solids
- propping himself on forearms
- holding head high on tummy time (lasting in total 30-60 minutes a day)
- bouncing when standing (with support)
- grabbing at objects in sight
- holding a grip on objects/toys
Auggie wasn’t able to roll over at this age, but he was sure able to bring himself up to stand and hold some distance crawling. Did he do things backwards? No, it’s just my baby’s pace.
He will overall learn a lot of what he needs to with the tools I give him. Independence and patience are the two things that are most important to me when I’m teaching.
There are probably more things but off-hand, these are very impressive actions for a 6 months old, and I am just so proud of him.
WE ARE ALSO INCORPORATING BABY-LED WEANING PRACTICES
How We Feel About Occupying August’s Time Without Toys
The Natural Route Is The One For Us
Milestone Expectations Are For The High Expectation