Baby Development @ 6 months

Here are the baby milestones @ 6 months: By the end of the month most babies should be able to:
  • Keep head level when held in a sitting position
  • Make some vowel-consonant sounds
  • Sit with minimal support
  • Open mouth for a spoon
  • Reach for and grab objects
  • Roll over and back again
  • Drink from a cup with help
  • Hold a baby bottle
  • Copy some facial expressions

My baby's finally talking...oh well blabbing words =) He can sit up really good for long time and he started exploring sitting up from laying down position on his own with a little help and guidance from mommy. He enjoys his feeding time and behaves good enough during feeding. Very good in reaching and getting things with his little fingers, good grip I'd say. I can no longer leave him in one spot because he loves to roll here and there. He's such a darling and I'm so proud of him! Ooops, not to forget... he's got his first tooth already!

Post Break: Movie Night With My Wife

I just started my retirement as of a few months ago and already I love it! Since I have all this free time now, I’m finally able to relax with my wife and do the things we used to do together before life got so busy—like go for a walk through the neighborhood or sit at home on a week night and watch a movie together on the couch.

In fact, we’ve instituted a weekly movie night to make sure we’re able to spend that quality time together each week. Last week, we watched the new Sherlock Holmes movie—which was great.

There was only one bad part, though—I had a bit of trouble hearing the TV. My wife turned up the volume, but I needed it even louder. She suggested I look into getting miracle ear hearing aids if it was really that bad.

I was a little reluctant because I didn’t think there was anything really wrong with my hearing, but I went anyway. In retrospect, I’m so glad I did—it turns out my hearing was definitely not up to par. And, well, now that I’ve got my hearing aids, I’m looking forward to our movie night even more!

Guest post written by Alex Wharton

Post Break: Knitting is great!

Knitting is a hobby that I have had for many years. I have actually managed to create many wonderful things for my family and friends, as well as things to sell at garage, yard, and sales that are in the neighborhood. My direct tv clear 4g internet bundles has absolutely been the best way that I have been able to sell my items without having to go through the hassle of going door to door, or making flyers, and also allowed me to get more supplies and information about knitting.

By selling my wares on-line I have increased the amount of items that I create because I now have orders for them on a daily basis, instead of having to push myself to go out and sell them all the time. People found the webpage that I created and now simply leave me notes or tips on what they want me to create or designs they think would be interesting. It has boosted my sales and my happiness.

I started knitting when I was just a child and ended up learning more in many different areas on how to be a better knitter. My friends and family have noticed that my skill has increased, as well as my productivity and creativity. I can indulge in my favorite thing to do in many more ways then I originally thought possible and wouldn't have it any other way.

Posted by Hyman Weeks

When Can My Baby Start Eating Solid Foods?

Wait a bit longer. Most babies are ready to start eating solid foods when they're between 4 to 6 months old. Why? Because in order to eat solid foods, an infant needs good head and neck control and should be able to sit up. Your son may not be able to do these things until he's 4 to 6 months old. Before this age, you may notice that he pushes the food out of his mouth just as quickly as you put it in. Babies start to lose this natural tongue-thrusting reflex around this time, which will make it easier for him to start eating solid foods.

And don't worry about not introducing new foods early enough. During a baby's first 6 months, water, juice, and solid foods are usually unnecessary. Up until this point, breast milk or formula provides everything babies need nutritionally.

When you begin to introduce foods to your baby, start with a single-grain baby cereal (iron-fortified rice cereal is usually the best choice) on a spoon before moving on to pureed fruits and vegetables. Introduce only one new food at a time and wait several days before starting another. This will give you a chance to see if your baby is allergic to the new food.

Also, it may take several tries before your child starts to enjoy a new food so don't give up after the first or second attempt if he doesn't seem to like it.

c/o kidshealth

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