Parenthood is full of firsts. This includes the many things your baby does for the first time, like babble, bring her hands to her mouth, and reach for toys.

These firsts are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones give you and your pediatrician important information about your child’s growth and learning.

Look for these milestones from your six-month old baby*

Every child is different, but here are some things most babies do at six months old.

Vecino pediatricians screen for these and other developmental milestones at the six-month Well Child Exam.

Likes looking at self in mirror

Likes playing with others, especially parents and caregivers

Responds to own name

Responds to sounds by making sounds

Brings toys to mouth

Starts passing things from one hand to the other

Rolls over in both directions (front to back, back to front)

Rolls back and forth

*The milestones listed here are just some of the milestones for babies. For a full list, see the CDC’s Developmental Milestones or talk to your child’s pediatrician. 

Schedule Well Checks for your children at these ages:

  • newborn (before 5 days old)*
  • 2 weeks*
  • 2 months*
  • 4 months*
  • 6 months*
  • 9 months*
  • 12 months*
  • 15 months*
  • 18 months*
  • 2 years (24 months*)
  • 2-1/2 years (30 months)*
  • 3 years*
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • Older children: once a year.