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At this stage, baby’s development is on ‘fast-forward’. It’s an ideal time for sitting up and looking around. So, what’s the most interesting thing for baby right now? Baby’s mouth! It’s a great exploring tool - and little fingers fit in there so well.
At six months he puts his hand in his mouth.
Begins to babble in series of different sounds. He starts to imitate sounds. He may vocalise tunefully and should respond well to a hearing test.
- Stimulate him with music, music rhymes, singing, and calling and talking to him.
Will probably take 2 naps during the day.
By now, baby will be an experienced crier. During the first nine months, crying is baby’s best way of communicating. Comforting baby every time he cries will not spoil him. Baby will learn that you are attentive and ready to respond to his needs. It’s a good idea to speak with your doctor if you are concerned about baby’s crying.
Starting solids can change the colour and texture of baby’s stools. It can also change how often baby has a bowel movement. Babies don’t need to have a bowel movement every day. If stools are soft and easy to pass, there is no need for concern..