Every month with a baby is a wonderful little adventure. So also the sixth month. In this, not only do the early childhood reflexes gradually develop back but there are still other highlights waiting. The first teeth like to announce themselves at this time and you can start gradually with complimentary food.
With each day your baby grows, it seems that they are developing new skills and evolving. The baby in the 6th month is also full of such events that gradually turn your baby into a toddler: First attempts to sit and stand with your help, and more and more crawling tours take place this month. In addition, your baby can now see three-dimensionally and accordingly creates a completely new and clearer picture of the world.
Muscles, movement and coordination
Your baby is becoming more and more mobile. Strong neck, arm and back muscles now allow turning with little effort. In the prone position, at six months old, he can lean on his hands with arms stretched forward. When you offer your baby your outstretched hands, he or she will try to sit up. If you then pull it up further and bring it to a stand, it loads the feet with its entire body weight.
It’s always fun to watch your baby try to pull himself up on furniture and objects. It leans on its outstretched arms and bends its knees. In this position, the baby rocks back and forth, making the first crawling movements.
In addition, as already described, your baby can see three-dimensionally at the age of six months . Thanks to the spatial vision, the course is now set for exploring and (crawling) inspection of the area. The coordination of eyes and hands is so well developed that the baby reaches for objects with both hands or even with just one hand and can transfer them from one hand to the other. It can also drop things and pick them up again
First teeth and complementary foods
Your baby may now show the first teeth. It can therefore be very tearful and restless at times. Often the teeth are also noticeable through reddened cheeks or attacks of fever . Cool teething rings help to live out the increased chewing and biting desire when teething and to alleviate any pain. Alternatively, homeopathic home remedies such as Chamomilla also help many children to support them during the teething phase. In any case, it should be discussed with the pediatrician in advance. And important: pay attention to healthy dental care for your baby right from the start .
If your child is already interested in Breinahrung, you can use the end of the fifth or the beginning of the sixth month complementary foods introduced. Your baby’s sucking reflex should have regressed to such an extent that it can be fed with a spoon. As a first complementary food, vegetables, such as carrot porridge for lunch, are suitable as a substitute for a breastfeeding or bottle meal. The natural sweetness of the carrot is very popular with most babies and the introduction of complementary foods is therefore often crowned with direct success. But don’t worry, if it doesn’t work the first time, just give your baby a little more time.
Beginning development of emotional intelligence
Another growth spurt The baby in the 6th month ensures that your baby shows more and more feelings. Above all, it can express joy and anger with gestures, facial expressions and various sounds. At six months old, your baby can also see how other people are feeling. For example, if another child is crying, your baby may join in. This is how your child’s emotional development begins .
Often uncomfortable for parents, but an important phase for babies, being strangers to other people. This develops more and more with half a year, but is an essential step in the development of your child. Because even if you feel a little helpless now and then, for example when your baby starts to cry at the sight of grandma and grandpa, it shows you at the same time that it can now distinguish familiar and familiar people from less familiar or even unfamiliar people. And especially with grandma and grandpa, strangling is usually short-lived (if at all).
Encourage and play
Your baby prefers to be with you and consciously draws your attention through sounds. Gradually he or she understands the rules of dialogue: when you speak, the baby listens to you and answers with different speech sounds. On the other hand, it is of course also important that you show your child that you are listening when they are talking to you. With little interaction, finger and movement games, you can playfully promote the language and concentration development of babies. You can find numerous such suggestions for babies and toddlers on the website of the Ohrenspitzer project .