6 months old
Baby’s Health + Well-Being
Whether or not your baby had a pediatric check-up last month, expect to head in sometime this month for the big half-year appointment. Yes, there will be immunizations and probably a few shed tears, but we bet you have a ton of questions to ask – especially about starting solids, your baby’s developmental milestones and possible teething concerns.
Here are some other things you might be concerned about this month:
Feeding + Nutrition
With the possible introduction of solids this month, you’ll notice a major shift in the feeding department – but one thing that won’t change is the amount of breast milk or formula your baby eats. Continue to feed your baby according to our feeding schedule, but you might also be wondering about:
- The pros and cons of pre-packaged baby food
- Homemade baby food: Recipes, tips and precautions
- Breast Rejection
It seems as though every month brings new sleep patterns and challenges, especially now that sleep training might be a part of your vocabulary. Many parents see a drastic change in their baby’s sleep habits between months four and five, so you might be wondering about:
- How much your baby should sleep at night
- When he or she should nap
- How to get your baby to sleep throughout the night
- The downside of sleeping through the night: How to handle early wake-up times and late-night pumping sessions.
Mom’s Health + Well-Being
Now that you’re well past the newborn phase and are sort of settling into a routine (whether it’s back at work or home with your baby), you might be ready to start taking care of yourself in addition to the rest of the family. We know you might put yourself at the bottom of the list, but you need some care and affection as well.
Development and Milestones
You’re starting to have a mobile baby on the loose – whether it’s simply rolling, wiggling or scooting from Point A to Point B. And that’s not the only thing on the move: Your baby’s hands are reaching, grabbing, swatting and banging, and his or her mouth is babbling more than ever. Here’s what you can expect this month: