Your baby's bond with you and other caregivers will be very strong by now. He or she may be shy around strangers and may hold on to familiar people. It is normal for a baby to feel safer to crawl and explore with people he or she knows.
At six months, your baby may use his or her voice to make new sounds or playful screams. He or she may sit with support. Your baby may begin to feed himself or herself. Your baby may start to scoot or crawl when lying on his or her 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 call line 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 call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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