Video on Your Six Month Old Baby's Development
At six months old, you have a very social baby who loves interacting with everyone and smiles at funny faces or noises. She loves playing and makes sounds to get attention. She is also capable of expressing her likes and dislikes. She may stretch out her arms to be lifted and also fuss if you take away a toy. Your six month old may also begin to develop separation anxiety and stranger anxiety. This is the starting of your baby realising that she is a separate individual from her parents. She may understand her own name and react when you say a NO. Her babbles become better and uses one or two syllables of baby slang. At six months, your baby reaches for an object and transfers them from one hand to the other. She then put the object into her mouth to explore it further. She will be able to pick up even very tiny objects. So be careful of what you leave within the baby's reach. Your baby may hold her own bottle and can even handle a sippy cup. Meal times are easier with the six month old as she can remain seated on a high chair. When she is on the floor, she can sit up without your help in the tripod position. Holding on to your hand, the baby can also maintain a standing position. She will find ways of moving herself and if you are a lucky mother, do not be surprised to find her crawling.