My 6-month-old baby: new ways to play and teach
Your 6-month-old baby lays the groundwork for speech with every sound she makes. Keep talking with her this month. Also, your baby is becoming more aware of you as a separate person. A good way to help calm her fear of being alone is by playing "peekaboo."
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Nutrition and your 6-month-old
Check with your baby's health care provider to determine if now is the time to introduce solid foods. When you do start to introduce solid foods, start gradually and one at a time to check for allergic reactions. If your baby has a severe reaction to a specific food, contact your health care provider.
Here are some foods to consider in addition to breast milk or baby formula:
How to handle baby separation anxiety at 6 months old
If your 6-month-old baby cries when you leave the room, she might be suffering from a new fear known as baby separation anxiety. The best way to calm your baby is to leave, wait for a minute or two, and then return. Repeating this pattern, at progressively longer intervals will help her realize that you always come back. When you soothe and calm your fussy baby, she gets the message that all is well. It is a message that will stay with her as she grows.
Six-month-old baby developmental milestones
Keep in mind that every baby develops on a different schedule, but by the end of month 6, your baby will likely be able to do the following:
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