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Your baby's bond with you and other caregivers will be very strong by now. Your baby may be shy around strangers and may hold on to familiar people. It's normal for babies to feel safer to crawl and explore with people they know.
At six months, your baby may use their voice to make new sounds or playful screams. Your baby may sit with support, and may begin to eat without help. Your baby may start to scoot or crawl when lying on their tummy.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
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Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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