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:

Sleep Solutions

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:

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:

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19 thoughts on “Newborn Care: An introduction to your newborn baby’s health

  1. Maribel Riel says:

    Since its my first baby i want to learn more. Your site is a good help for a first time mom like me. Thanks

  2. pavani says:

    thanks for providing information

  3. nancy inyene bassey says:

    My baby has cough and cattarh.

  4. kamakshi says:

    my baby has cough and cold tele me home medicine

  5. Faith victor says:

    This site is very informative. I appreciate it. Thank

  6. Chitra kohli says:


  7. damsel says:

    my baby is 10 month she’s vomiting & her stool is white & watery.is it symptom of teeting?

  8. Eme says:

    am so afraid i could be pregnant four months after birth,though i have not seen my period and my husband came into me today.cos i allowed it. Could i be pregnant?

  9. JJ says:

    Hi i dont knw much bt the stools being white cud b something to do with liver of baby bt only if its like chalk white bt hope its not that id take my lo to docters just to make sure cuz the colour of stool is a big concern and the vomiting ofcause bt hope baby gets better

  10. Mythily says:

    I was just gonna buy a pair of shoes for my 11 months old and lucky that i got to read this. Very helpful, thanks.

  11. bimal says:

    my baby is seven month old but can not sit up now what problem

  12. de dun says:

    My 6 month old is teething,she has cold and cattarh and hasn’t bn feeding well
    Am really worried

  13. madhumita rath says:

    my baby has cough &cold problem plz suggest me how to protect

  14. Tberry says:

    More enlightment on two month old baby.

  15. selamawit says:

    really good guide lines for all first time mom like me. thanks!

  16. My baby 4months and two weeks, he can roll over, pulling up, but he can’t sit without support. He can grab things and try to put in the mouth. He can only smile but not laughing, he blow bubbles a lot, yet he doesn’t recognize her name

  17. carol says:

    am a working lady and i breast feed my baby only at night but he has not yet seated yet he’s now 5 months ,what could be the problem?

  18. miriam says:

    My 4 months old baby is very active. feeds only on breast milk. Could d breast milk be the cause?

  19. jess says:

    Are you bottle or breast feeding?

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