Breastfeeding A to Z

Six Months Old

Head–turns head towards parents voice even if across the room (1)

Eyes–follows activities from one side to the other, moves eyes in unison (1)

Mouth–smiles, laughs, squeals (1) learning to take food from a spoon (2) can begin to introduce a cup (3)

Teeth–may get their first tooth (4)

Hands–transfers objects from one hand to the other (1)

Body–rolls over front to back (1) sits with support (4)

Feet–kicks strongly (1)


  1. Bach, P, Growing Child, 6 Months, Lafayette, IN, Dunn & Hargitt, Inc., 1985 pp 1-4
  2. Satter, E, How your baby learns to eat solid foods 6-12 months, Handout Master, 1995.
  3. Satter, E, Dykstal, V, Feeding your infant and toddler, Madison, WI, Jackson Clinic, 1978.
  4. Wilson, WH, Lowdermilk, P, Maternal Child Nursing Care, 3rd edition, St Louis, MO, Mosby, 2006 p 1042.