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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Knows familiar faces and begins to know if someone is a stranger image1, image2
  • Likes to play with others, especially parents image
  • Responds to other people’s emotions and often seems happy video clip
  • Likes to look at self in a mirror image

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Responds to sounds by making sounds video clip
  • Strings vowels together when babbling (“ah,” “eh,” “oh”) and likes taking turns with parent while making sounds video clip
  • Responds to own name video clip
  • Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure video clip
  • Begins to say consonant sounds (jabbering with “m,” “b”) video clip

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Looks around at things nearby video clip
  • Brings things to mouth image
  • Shows curiosity about things and tries to get things that are out of reach image
  • Begins to pass things from one hand to the other image

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front) video clip
  • Begins to sit without support image
  • When standing, supports weight on legs and might bounce video clip
  • Rocks back and forth, sometimes crawling backward before moving forward video clip

6 Month Checklist (English)

6 Month Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your baby's doctor at every well-baby visit about the milestones your baby has reached and what to expect next. 
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Baby at 6 Months

    Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by 6 months.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM - WW (month, full weeks)
  • What Most Babies Do by this Age:

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