Your Six Month Old Baby: Understanding Normal Development and When to Seek Help

At six months, your baby should be achieving several milestones.

They should be rolling over, babbling, reaching for objects, and maybe even sitting up with support.

Pay attention to your baby's communication. They'll make eye contact, respond to their name, and show interest in faces and voices. These are all positive signs of development.

As your baby grows, their nutritional needs change. Introduce solid foods like rice cereal or pureed vegetables. But remember, every baby is unique, and it's okay if they develop at their own pace.

When to Seek Help:

  • Baby isn't reaching these milestones
  • Persistent fever
  • Extreme fussiness
  • Trouble feeding

Now, let's discuss when you should seek help. If your baby isn't reaching these milestones or if you notice any red flags like persistent fever, extreme fussiness, or trouble feeding, it's time to consult your pediatrician.

Regular check-ups are crucial. They allow us to monitor your baby's development closely. Don't hesitate to ask questions or express concerns during these visits. We're here to support you.

In summary, understanding your baby's normal development is a journey filled with joy. But if you ever have concerns, remember, seeking help early can make all the difference. Your baby's health and well-being are our top priorities.

Dr. Melanie Suaris is a board certified pediatrician serving Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Care Center at Galloway (Kendall) Phone: 305-271-4711

Published on: 12/4/2023

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