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BABY GROWTH PROGRESS IN 30 MONTHS

The complete information about baby growth progress month by month with all explanation according to baby development.

MONTH 6th

Please keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, he has his own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with his health care provider.

Congratulations!

This month you and baby celebrate the completion of six exciting months. You are halfway to the big one! Take some time to recognize how much you have learned about caring for your child and how much your child has learned too.

Fine Motor

It is easy to notice baby’s big movements as he sits, rolls over, and lifts his arms to be picked up. There are some equally important smaller movements that you may be observing too.

He is learning how to use his fingers, individually and together. He has already learned that they can be used to bat at things, hold and shake different objects and bring interesting toys to his mouth. Now, watch as he learns they can be used as a tool to pick up very small objects.

His eyesight is now very sharp. He can see a raisin across the floor. You may see him using his hand like a rake over small objects. He may be trying to use his thumb and second and third fingers together to pick up these small objects -- developing his pincer grasp. Most babies do not perfect this skill for a couple more months, but this raises the topic of safety. You must now be very careful of all small objects in his reach and make the time to baby proof.

While babies have perfected how to hold onto objects, they are just learning about letting go. Maybe you’ve seen your baby pick up an object and transfer it back and forth from one hand to another. Again, manipulating the fingers to maneuver small objects is a skill that will continue to develop over the next few months.

Individual Interests

Some babies are more interested in developing their larger gross motor movements than in fine, smaller movements. It is important to understand that babies are unique individuals with their own preferences and interests.

This is a time when it becomes very hard not to compare what different babies around the same age are doing. Some babies push themselves to move by creeping on their bellies, even at this early age. Other babies like to sit and observe. All babies at this age are actively learning about what they can do with their bodies, whether making a large movement or a small one.

More Language

Many babies start to babble around the sixth month. You may even hear the long awaited, "mamamama" or "dadadada" Often, baby says, "dadadada" first. It has no reflection upon whether baby wants to acknowledge dad or mom first. Baby will take his time trying to pronounce a variety of different babbles. He’ll probably stick with one set for awhile and then discover another.

Most parents ask if baby is just making sounds or is he calling out to dad or mom. He likely doesn’t make the connection with the sound and the person just yet, but keep responding and repeating these sounds back. Pretty soon, he’ll be calling out for you, specifically (hopefully not in the middle of the night!)

Bon appetit!

If baby is sitting in the high chair, this is a fun time to take baby out to eat. It is very important to prepare before going to the restaurant. Do your research. Here are some tips from other experienced parents:

Choose a restaurant that will seat you right away or takes reservations Make sure they have high chairs available Go early -- late dinners do not bode well for most babies Consider a window seat or outside seating
People walking by or cars moving on the street make great distractions for baby. A water feature, such as a fountain, is ideal.

If baby is eating solids, have a selection ready as soon as you sit down. A hungry baby and a long wait for food do not mix. Finger foods (if appropriate) often take up a nice chunk of time and keep baby happily challenged using his fingers.

Remember, baby loves to grab interesting objects -- be careful of plates, utensils, salt and pepper shakers and other items on the table. Consider the wait and bus staff after the meal is over. If baby has really gone to town and made a huge mess under the high chair, either clean up as much as you can and/or tip big.

Signs of Food Allergies

This month you may be continuing to offer baby a hodge-podge of different solid foods or just beginning to offer solid food. Many babies are not ready for solid food until this month.

One warning -- if you have a family history of allergies or if you notice any signs of food allergies, bring it to the attention of your child’s healthcare provider. For these children, you may want to wait on offering solid foods until after six months. Symptoms include congestion, stuffy noses, itchy eyes, rashes, and diarrhea.

Offer foods that are known to be the least allergenic, including sweet potatoes, rice and barley cereal, and squash. Avoid highly allergenic foods such as berries, dairy products, chocolate, citrus fruits, egg whites, nuts, shellfish and soy.

For those parents with a family history of food allergies, knowledge from experience is the best defense to prevent allergies in a child.

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