Many parents know that babies develop at different rates. Truthfully, I oftentimes felt unsure as to what I should be doing with my babies to help them reach their developmental milestones. Checklists gave me ideas💡on what I could be working on with my baby at home, in a fun and engaging environment. Here are some suggestions for what you can try out with your 6 month old baby. Remember, you are your baby’s best (and favorite) teacher💕
Rolling, rolling, rolling
Place your baby on their tummy or back with toys just out of reach. Does your baby roll between their back and tummy?
Is your baby crawling on their belly?
Place your baby on their back. Tie a ballon to your baby’s foot. Do they bring their feet towards their mouth or hands?
Hello and hide
Call their name. Hide. See if they look for you. Repeat but move to a different location.
Do something that you know will make your baby laugh.
Place a few items slightly out of reach. Does your baby reach for them?
If you give your baby a puff, do they use of their fingers to pick it up?
Move a toy from one side to another. Are your baby’s eyes able to follow the toy?
Practice clapping with your baby.
This content was provided by the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children