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6 months old

Your 6 maanden old can :

Motor skills

  • Plays with his own feet while lying on his back 
  • Turn to both sides from lying position on his back 
  • Tries to pull himself up to a sitting position 
  • With help, stand and make walking movements (with slightly bent hips and knees) 
  • Grab a small toy with the full hand (not yet using thumb) 
  • Touching/ feeling objects by rubbing the fingers over the surface 

Social skills

  • Enjoys looking at other children
  • Enjoys being around other children
  • Prsents to hold a bottle.
  • Makes sounds of joy, vocalising 
  • wave arms and legs and wiggle often
  • Reaches hands to familiar faces 
  • Is reluctant to strabge faces 
  • Shows discontent from certain foods 
  • Shows anger if a toy is been taken away 

Cognitve skills

  • The world is getting bigger through crawling and sitting! Baby will be more interested in the surroundings.
  • The coördination of the senses improves, baby will try to grab oblects and manipulate them.
  • Wil repeat interesting behaviour that accidentally happened, such as kicking against a musical mobile while laying underneath it, to make the object move. 
  • Regognizes the effect of his own behaviour on the world around him. For example, will smile to trigger a return smile from a caretaker
  • Is fascinated by games like "peek a boo" but is not able to join in yet most of the time 

Language development

  • Makes lots of sounds, "babbles"
  • Listen to music and "sing"
  • Understands "bye"and 'hi" 
  • Mkaes all sorts of combinations of vowels and consonants such as ‘ah-ah-ah, oh-oh-oh’
  • Makes recognisable efforts to reproduce sounds from the environment 
  • Recognizes mums voice 
  • Makes sounds that clearly show joy or frustration