Top 10 Developmental Milestones for Babies at 6 Months

At 6 months old, babies are reaching several important developmental milestones that will help them grow and develop new skills. Here are the top 10 developmental points to look for:

  1. Improved hand-eye coordination: Babies at 6 months old will start to develop improved hand-eye coordination, allowing them to reach and grasp for objects with increasing accuracy.
  2. Sitting up on their own: With strong neck and core muscles, babies will be able to sit up on their own, which helps them better explore their surroundings.
  3. Rolling from front to back and back to front: Babies will continue to perfect their rolling skills, moving from their front to their back and back to their front with ease.
  4. Responding to their name: Babies will start to recognize their own name and respond when they hear it, indicating their growing understanding of language.
  5. Babbling with inflection: Babies will continue to develop their babbling skills, incorporating inflection into their sounds to indicate different emotions and moods.
  6. Teething: At 6 months old, some babies may start to teethe, and may be fussier and more drooly as a result.
  7. Transferring objects between hands: Babies will start to transfer objects from one hand to the other, which helps with their dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  8. Laughing and smiling at others: Babies will continue to develop their social skills, laughing and smiling at familiar people, especially those who engage with them.
  9. Scooting or crawling: Some babies at 6 months old may start to scoot or crawl, which helps them move around and explore their environment.
  10. Making gestures: Babies will start to make gestures, such as waving or pointing, which helps them communicate with others.


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