6 Month Milestones
💓6 Month Milestones 💓
The biggest thing happening this month is that your child should be starting solids and also starting to sit up. At first when they are sitting they will look like they are in a tripod position with their back hunched over their legs and having their arms in front of them pushing them up.
SLEEP: At this point your child should be getting 6-8 hour stretches at night 💃 if your child is struggling with sleep some people may want to sleep train their baby. I personally love the sleep easy solution method (as it is more gentle and it provides you with ways to have good sleep habits early on) by @sleepyplanetparenting by @jillspivack(sleep trainer extraordinaire) At this age they are typically on three naps which should add up to ~ 3 hours a day. (Let me know if you want sleep schedules/routines) .
FOOD: at this point you need to decide if you want to do purée, baby led weening or some kind of combination. The first step that I tell parents is to google the difference between gagging versus choking and to take a CPR class. Additionally you should always have children’s benedryl in case of an allergic reaction. Stay tuned for my starting solids series. .
ENTERTAINMENT: You want to continue only providing 2-3 toys at a time and put them just slightly out of their reach so they can work on pushing themselves to crawl. You want to give them as much time on the floor as possible, as well as reading books to them and/or telling them stories. .
COMMUNICATION: they should be aware of their name and will turn (most of the time) when you say their name. They will also start to recognize the people that they are familiar with. They should also be babbling and you should notice them having direct eye contact with you and with others. You should also continue doing baby sign language.
Remember these are guidelines. If you have any concerns, always check with your pediatrician. .
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