5 – 8 Months

When your baby is 5-6 months old it can be a trying time for parents because when teething occurs to your baby, parents may be not getting enough sleep and feel exhausted. But just remember that babies can be even more fun at this age because they will start to babble and they are almost able to talk to you!

5 Months Old

  • Rolls over from tummy to back
  • Signs of teething begins
  • Plays with toes
  • Babbles

6 Months Old

  • Responds to their name
  • Chewing and biting
  • Holds bottle
  • Grabs feet and pulls them to mouth
  • Passes things from one hand to another

Once your baby reaches the age of 7-8 months, you may begin to start baby proofing your home since your baby has begun to crawl! As this exploration and curiosity increases it’s fun to watch your baby discover new surroundings.

7 Months Old

  • Plays Peek-a-boo
  • Sits without support
  • Bounces when in standing position
  • Bangs objects on surfaces
  • Has taste preferences

8 Months Old

  • Begins crawling
  • Reaches for toys that are out of reach

Each child is different and will develop at their own pace. These milestones are a guide to when children meet these milestones on average. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting these milestones in a timely fashion, contact your pediatrician to talk about your child and their individualized needs.