Baby Development at 6+ Months

6 to 12 Months

  Vision is well developed and a fine distinction can be made between hues.  Babies of this age still prefer bright colors and also enjoy photographs of humans and, especially, people they know.

Hearing:  At this age, not only is intonation distinguishable, but also words in a sentence.  Babies will begin to try to reproduce word sounds that he hears.  Great pleasure is derived from hearing his own noises.  Music stimulates babies at this age to move their bodies.

Touch:  Everything goes in the mouth!  Baby has progressed from “reflex” touch to deliberate reach and touch movements.

Smell and Taste:  At this age, a baby's diet changes from just formula and/or breast milk to solid foods.  New textures, flavors and smells are introduced to baby on a continuous basis during these 6 months.  Wow! So much learning is taking place!