What most babies do by the end of 6 months:
Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
- Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front).
- Begins to sit with / without support .
- When standing, supports weight on legs and might bounce
- rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward before moving forward.
- Some babies can propel themselves around the floor using this rolling method.
- They may creep forward or backward — sliding around on their tummies while pushing against the floor.
- You may notice your baby rise up on hands and knees and rock back and forth.
Baby poop color
Reading to your baby
Sixth Month Baby Milestones: Eating
- If you haven’t started your baby on solid foods already, your pediatrician will likely recommend that you do so at six months.
- As your baby adjusts to solids, introduce pureed fruits and vegetables one at a time. Wait a few days each time you try something new to make sure they aren’t allergic to it.
- If your baby doesn’t seem to like a new food, wait a few days and then try it again.
- Cow’s milk should also not be given until your baby is at least 1 year old.
Tips for Baby’s Sixth Month
- Be on the lookout for signs that your baby is not hitting important milestones, like babbling, sitting unassisted, smiling, making eye contact, or responding to sounds.
- If you’re concerned they have missed any milestone, call your pediatrician.
- Some babies bang their heads or rock their bodies. It's normal, provided they aren't hurting themselves or doing it for hours at a time.
- Play peek-a-boo and similar games with your baby. It will help teach the idea of object permanence -- that objects still exist, even when they’re out of sight.
- Place toys just out of reach on the floor to encourage your baby to start crawling.
- If you have older children, make sure to put away toys with tiny pieces to prevent your baby from choking.