Your baby is halfway to their one-year birthday. The first six months is a big deal. After all, it is the first six months of your baby’s life.
In this article, we explore some exciting six-month milestones, like a mini-birthday. Even if that consists of a mini cake that mum or dad eats while the baby watches with curiosity, you should celebrate these moments. You earned it.
Likely, the major trend you will see during your baby’s first six months is their increased physical strength. You can see if all that newborn tummy time pays off and can expect to see your baby:
- Roll from front to back and back to front.
- Sit without your support.
- Play with their toys more comfortably.
- Attempt to crawl — enjoy this one before your little one can crawl away from you and baby-proofing starts.
Along with the strength they have built, your baby may also begin to swat with their hands. This makes it a great time to dangle some favourite toys for your baby during tummy time. Be aware, though, that this also means they may swat or reach for items that could be dangerous, like sharp objects, hot beverages, and anything in arms reach. Remain alert and keep these items away from your baby to avoid injury.
Most parents report that their six-month-old infants are beginning to recognise them and close relatives by face. This means that the baby is making the connection between the people they know and the outside world. This sense of identity, which comes with their personality, might just be the most exciting development that happens in the first six months.
The first half-year of bubs life can come quickly. Major physical and mental development is visible. It is a great time to stop, take stock and celebrate the milestones you have experienced.
Written by Chelsea D.
Chelsea is a mum of one and pregnant with another. She writes about pregnancy, parenting, and body positivity.
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