6 Months

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What to expect

6 Months

At 6 months your infant should be doing the following:


  • When distracted, will move their head and eyes in every direction.
  • Will immediately turn to a familiar voice.
  • Vocalises in a tuneful manner to self and others
  • Vocalisations consist of vowel sounds, single and double syllables e.g. ‘der', ‘adah', ‘a-a'
  • Laughs and chuckles during play

Play and social

  • Mouths toys and objects
  • Reaches and grasps for small toys
  • Moves hands and feet with interest
  • When given a rattle, will shake it
  • Passes objects from hand to hand

Eating, drinking and swallowing

  • Now able to eat cereals and pureed foods.
  • Usually has four to six feeds a day
  • Still uses phasic bit pattern (bite release).
  • Uses up and down chewing pattern.

If you have any concerns regarding your infants development or would like to book an appointment with one of our speech and language therapists please email office@slt.co.uk or call 0330 0885 643.

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