He may have started sitting up by himself. He can probably roll from his/her back to his/her stomach and vice versa. He may creep forward or backwards – sliding around on his/her tummy while pushing against the floor.
He should be sleeping six to eight hours at a stretch. Now that your baby can roll over independently, don’t be alarmed if you put him to bed on his/her back and he wakes up on his/her tummy.
His/her eye colour may have changed from the time of his/her birth.
If you haven’t started your baby on solid foods already, your pediatrician will likely recommend that you do so now. If your baby does not like a new food item, wait for a few days and then try it again.
Your baby will use both his/her hands equally. He/she may seem to favour one hand for a while and then switch to the other hand. You won’t be able to tell whether your little one is right-handed or left-handed.
Your baby will be keen to get more attention at this age. He/she is learning that he/she gets a different response from you according to what he/she does. He/she will do anything to get your attention. So be choosy about the behaviour you reinforce.
He/she should also be smiling, laughing and try to talk at this age. Try helping him/her learning the language by reading him/her bedtime stories. Avoid baby-talk so that he/she gets to hear proper language.
He/she is starting to feel comfortable with familiar people like his/her mom, dad, siblings, and grandparents. You may see first signs of stranger anxiety in him/her – a kind of fear when he/she meets strangers and is in new situations.
Your baby uses all of his/her senses to explore and learn about his/her world. Make sure he/she has lots of safe things around that he/she can see, touch, listen to, and put in his/her mouth.
By this time, he/she will also enjoy turn-taking games, especially the ones that involve sounds, talking or singing. If you pause in the middle of a nursery rhyme, your baby will eagerly anticipate what is coming next. It is time to seriously engage with him.