Medicine & USMLE

6 Months

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Developmental Milestones
  1. 2 Months
  2. 4 Months
  3. 6 Months
  4. 9 Months
  5. 12 Months
  6. 18 Months
  7. 2 Years
  8. 3 Years
  9. 4 Years
  10. 5 Years

Summary

The 6 month developmental milestones refer to a set of abilities that most infants can perform at 6 months of age. In terms of motor abilities, infants can sit upright with support from their hands. Socially, 6 month old infants begin to develop stranger anxiety and babble. At 6 months, infants should weigh double their birth weight. Infants at this age can be introduced to solid foods and often begin teething.

Key Points

  • 6 Months
    • Gross Motor
      • Sits
        • May still need some support
    • Fine Motor
      • Uses a raking grasp
      • Transfers object from hand to hand
    • Language
      • Babbles
    • Social/Cognitive
      • Stranger Anxiety
    • Body Development
      • Teeth eruption
        • Teething patterns vary from child to child, but teething generally starts around 6 months
      • Double birth weight
    • Nutrition
      • Can be introduced to solid foods