Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The 06th Month
What your baby may be doing now:
By the sixth month your baby should be able to keep its head level with body when pulled to a sitting position, make vowel-consonant sounds.
Many babies may be able to sit without support, be able to bear some weight on their legs when held upright, turn in the direction of a voice other than that of mummy and papa, make wet sounds.
Some babies will be able to stand on their own holding on to someone or something, try and get a toy that is out of reach, look for an object that has fallen down, pass a toy or some object from one hand to another, try and grasp an object and pick it up in the fist, babble and make different sounds like ma-ma da-da pa-pa ba-ba, feed self finger food.
A few, but not all, babies may be able to crawl, pull up to standing position on their own from sitting, get into sitting position from stomach, pick up tiny objects with thumb and finger, say ‘ma’ ‘mamma’ ‘baba’ ‘papa’.
It is important to note here that not all babies will reach these milestones at the exact same age. One baby might learn something at one month of age, another might learn the same at three months of age. This does in no way imply a lack of intelligence or development on the part of your little one.
Remember, each baby is special in its own way and need their own time to adjust to situations and to learn new things. Do not panic if your baby is not doing what your friend's same-age baby is doing already. Keep an eye on your child and note their daily movements. Sometimes, these activities will be so short in their time span that you may have a chance of not noticing at all, unless you keep paying constant attention. However, if there is constant and marked delay in all of baby's responses, do consult baby's doctor about the same and discuss anything that is on your mind.
Let your baby get all your love and attention. The complete care and love of parents goes a long way in baby's development.