Children at this stage are capable of making eye contact when you talk, cry to imply hunger and respond to a parent’s voice clearly. They also respond to other people with gurgles and coos and can express anger with a grumpy face or even a growl. They use their hands and legs to indicate ‘pick-me-up’ gestures. 6-month-old babies can distinguish between siblings, family friends, and like to play while eating. They often cry for attention and focus closely on colourful objects.
Some parts of their personality develop, which is why parents and closed ones understand what is going on in their minds and act accordingly. Like, some babies have stranger anxiety, do not go to a stranger’s arms readily and express that disapproval by crying. While others could laugh out loud and willingly extend their arms to exhibit friendliness. This is an age when they can also turn and roll over. So keep an eye on them all the time.
Since your baby is showing certain expressions so clearly, you should also effectively respond her to encourage her to interact more. Take care to respond to your baby’s cries within few minutes and have as much skin to skin contact with your baby as possible. You can recite nursery rhymes or sing songs while playing with her fingers. Your baby will respond with a laugh or gurgle.
They are able to recognise their own name and their individual temperament becomes increasingly prominent. When you have a child, it calls for complete attention and devotion. It is difficult to strike a balance between your leisure time and devoted time. But try to give as much time to your baby as possible.