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The Growing Child: 4 to 6 Months

How much will my baby grow?

Picture of a baby gazing out the window while holding himself up

While all babies may grow at a different rate, the following indicates the average for boys and girls 4 to 6 months of age:

What can my baby do at this age?

This age is very social and babies begin moving in much more purposeful ways. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones your baby may reach in this age group:

What can my baby say?

It is very exciting for parents to watch their babies become social beings that can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at his/her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

What does my baby understand?

A baby's awareness of people and surroundings increases during this time and he/she may begin to interact with persons other than parents. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:

How to help increase your baby's development and emotional security:

Consider the following as ways to foster the emotional security of your baby:

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