Your Child's Checkup: 6 Months
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Childproofing and Preventing Household Accidents
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 years old and under.
The Senses and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Your baby is working on all five senses, understanding and anticipating more and more. How can you stimulate your baby's senses?
Feeding Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
At this age, chances are your baby is ready to try a few solid foods.
Medical Care and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Because your baby grows rapidly during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical development and motor skills.
Movement, Coordination, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
At this age, kids are learning to roll over, reach out to get what they want, and sit up. Provide a safe place to practice moving and lots of interesting objects to reach for.
Sleep and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
By this age, your baby should be on the way toward an established sleep pattern, including several naps a day and at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep at night.
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Your infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.
Fluoride and Water
Keeping kids' teeth healthy requires more than just daily brushing. Learn about fluoride, a substance found naturally in water that plays an important role in healthy teeth.
Reading Books to Babies
Reading aloud to your baby stimulates developing senses, and builds listening and memory skills that can help your baby grow up to be a reader.
How to Talk to Your Child's Doctor
Building a relationship with your child's doctor requires communication and reasonable expectations.
Teething can be a difficult time for babies and parents. Here are the facts on teething, including tips for baby teeth hygiene and relief of teething discomfort.
Growth and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Since your child's birth, the doctor has been recording his or her weight, length, and more - what's typical growth during this period?
Communication and Your 4- to 7-Month-Old
Your baby's range of sounds and facial expressions continues to grow, and your baby is also imitating sounds, which are the first attempts at speaking.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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