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Your Baby at 3-6 Months: Developmental Milestones & What To Expect

milestones_sm.jpg Developmental Milestones
3-6 Months
by Christen Claytor
MochaManual.com Staff

Every mom loves to mark her baby’s milestones. They are also often a good guide to how your baby is doing. And the stuff we like to brag about. Of course, every baby develops at their own pace, but here are some general guidelines for what to expect from baby from three to six months.


Your baby will cry less:

  • You will actually be able to predict what your baby is crying for, which eliminates all of the confusion and frustration.
More mobility:

  • Your
    baby will start to roll, at around 4 months old. The baby should be
    able to push up on its forearms and lift its head and chest at a 90
    degree angle—if the baby leans left or right she will roll over!
  • If
    you place your baby in a standing position, you’ll start to notice
    their strong legs and they will begin to support themselves.
  • It’s
    not common for babies to start full out crawling between 3-6 months of
    age; however, it is normal for your baby to “commando” crawl.
    “Commando” crawling is when your baby travels across the room by
    dragging their miniature bodies by the arms on his or her belly.
  • You should notice that your baby is more playful and active—kicking, playing with its toes and fingers, etc…
  • Most
    books note that babies begin to sit at 6 months of age, but be careful
    and watch your baby’s ability to stay grounded and whether or not the
    baby keeps tipping over—if so, be sure to not leave the baby unattended
    or unsupported until they get the hang of it.

More coordination:

  • Your baby will be able to play with toys within their reach, and unfortunately, put more in its mouth.
  • By 6 months of age, the baby should be able to pass objects from hand to hand.


It’s important to
remember that each baby develops at his or her own pace. If you have
concerns, contact your doctor. Here are some warning signs to look for
if your baby doesn’t…
1. Respond and turn toward sound
2. Follow objects with its eyes
3. Smile on purpose
4. Develop control of its head
5. Roll over or sit up
6. Breathe through his or her nose
7. Raise head and chest while lying on its stomach
8. Reach with both hands by 5 months of age








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