This month not only does the baby gain more and more mobility but nutrition now also plays an important role.
Many babies are now ready for the first porridge. Patience is required. Well rested, not too hungry and in a relaxed atmosphere, complementary foods work best.
The Development of a baby at 6 Month
The baby is now very communicative and communicates loudly to his environment, according to chaktty.
Especially if he notices that someone is reacting to his utterances, he will develop a lot of joy in trying out his voice.
The more you talk to the child, the more often it will try to respond with noises such as chuckling and babbling and wait for further reactions.
The baby is also becoming more and more mobile. For many, rolling from stomach to back or from back to stomach is no longer a problem.
The more practice the little one has, the more they perfect their rolling skills to get around in this way, chaktty suggested.
Other babies who are not ready to roll move forward by pushing off with their feet.
This is also how they get to the objects of their desire when they are lying on the play mat.
Toys are now viewed extensively, examined with the hands and the mouth. The feet are also the focus of attention.
The baby grabs her in his hands and pulls her close. The toes are often put into the mouth so that they can also be felt thoroughly.
6 Month Old Baby Behavior
Many babies get their first tooth during this period. Some babies are much earlier and let the first white flash as early as the fourth month, while late bloomers do not start teething until the eighth month.
You can tell that the baby is teething long before the first tooth is visible:
- It drools a lot
- it chews on its fingers and everything tangible.
- The cheek on the side where the tooth rises to the surface may be reddened.
Some babies develop diarrhea or constipation associated with teething and develop a fever. It must be said that not every discomfort of the baby should be blamed on teething.
Special homeopathic globules or a gel that is applied to the jaw, as well as chilled teethers or another hard object that the baby can chew on, help against teething problems.
Between the seventh and ninth months of life, there is also another preventive check-up.
The pediatrician’s special focus this time is on the baby’s motor skills and whether it is actively participating in what is happening in its environment.
Significant deficits that are now being identified can still be compensated fairly well.
Make your Child Safe
The more active the baby becomes, the safer his environment should be. Dangerous objects should be kept out of their reach.
The same applies, of course, to the precious vase from the aunt’s estate or to the father’s film collection.
It won’t be long before the little one starts to clear out cupboards and drawers with preference.
Always having to say no and constantly on guard is not fun for the baby or the parents.
Objects that should not fall victim to the baby’s curiosity are therefore better put away temporarily.
If you want to make the apartment childproof, it is best to get on your knees, because from the baby’s perspective it is best to determine which areas are dangerous:
- Stairs and hot ovens should be secured with bars.
- Sockets are given childproof protection.
- Sharp corners and edges are cushioned where possible.