We’ve already talked about baby’s 0 – 3 month milestones, now we’ll chat about what you can expect for 3 – 6 months. Remember, every child developed at their own pace so don’t get too worried if your baby is doing more or less than what the guidelines show.
Baby 3 – 6 Months
– Will become open to new people (don’t worry, Mom and Dad are still #1!).
– Babies that are put next together will play alone side by side, not “with” each other.
– May develop a bit of separation anxiety when Mommy or Daddy leave the room.
– Bears weight on legs.
– Rolls over (tummy to back is generally first, followed by back to tummy).
– Will sit without support towards 6 months.
– Lunges forward or starts crawling around 6 months.
– Passes objects between his or her hands.
– Better at visually tracking objects and people.
– Recognizes bold colors.
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– Recognizes his or her name.
– Turns towards sounds.
– Will imitate some sounds towards 6 months.
– Will interact with smiles and “coos”. Get ready for lots of happy squealing and towards 6 months, a few belly laughs.
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– Mommy may be back to work and feeling like life is getting to be “normal” with baby.
– Although baby is most likely still waking at night, you’ll be getting way more sleep than when baby was first born.
– If you are a stay at home Mom, you are finally getting into a good schedule (aka- can go grocery shopping again!).
– You are getting the hang of baby’s cries and can easily tell what he/she needs. You get mad when other people don’t understand the needs.
– You may be feeling the “Super Mom” complex…you can do ANYTHING! And if you aren’t, that’s OK too (it took me a looooong time to feel like Super Mom).