Can you believe that your baby is now halfway to his one-year-old? Six months are certainly a major achievement where you can celebrate with your family, too! Though there are so many exciting and memorable moments in the past six months, you can anticipate for more new development too in this month! Learn more on what you can expect from your six-month-old baby! Six-Month-Old Developmental Milestones 6-Month-Old Sleep Your six-month-old baby is going to sleep around 14 to 15 hours per day. During daytime, he would sleep around 3 to 4 hours. As opposed to having three naps during the day time, you might notice your baby only naps twice a day. During nighttime, your baby would sleep for 10 to 11 hours. If you six-month-old baby is waking up in the middle of the night, he might either suffer from illness or teething pain. Or he just wants to be fed more due to his growth spurt. Image credit: Motherhood Story 6-Month-Old Feeding As you have been feeding your baby for a few months, you would notice the increase in the amount of feeding. This is to support your baby's growth and development.\u00a0 Here's how much a six-month-old baby should eat. \tIf you are feeding your baby with formula, he should have six to eight ounces for six times a day. \tIf you are breastfeeding your baby, he should be breastfed for every three to four hours. \tIf you are trying to feed your baby with solid food, you can start with one to three ounces for three times a day. Looking into feeding your 6-month-old baby with solid food, you can look for signs whether he is solid food ready if you haven't started in the previous month. In addition, here're some essentials that you can get ready with: Image credit: Motherhood Story Additionally, you may start to feed your baby with around four to six ounces of water per day. Don't feed him with too much water as this would cause him to feel full and drink lesser milk. Key Milestones in Growth In his sixth month, your baby is going to experience a growth spurt. Here's the average weight and height that you can expect from your six-month-old baby: \tWeight: Around 7.3 kg for a 6-month-old baby girl and 7.94 kg for a 6-month-old baby boy \tLength: Around 65.79 cm for a 6-month-old baby girl and 67.56 cm for a 6-month-old baby boy Don't be surprised to realise that your baby is growing so fast as you may spot a tooth or two around this month. Here're some tell tale signs where your baby starts teething: \tcries more than usual \texperiences drooling and swollen gums \texperiences a low fever or trouble in sleeping \tloss of appetite To relieve your baby from the discomfort of teething, you can try out these good ways: Image credit: Motherhood Story Key Milestones in Skill Development and Senses Key Milestones in Movement \tstarts creeping along the floor \tcan pass things from one hand to the other \tcan pick up small objects \tcan sit up without any support \tcan rock back and forth on hands and knees \tcan roll from back to front and front to back \tbounces when in a standing position As your little one is getting stronger, he would be more active and mobile now. It's time for you to baby proof your house to avoid any accident. Here's how you can baby proof your house: Image credit: Motherhood Story Key Milestones in Five Senses \tcan see across the room well \tlikes to look in a mirror \tstarts to understand simple words \tcan respond to others' emotions and often seems happy \tcan respond to his name \tcan look at and examine things more closely \tcan turn his head more quickly to noises \tbegins to string vowel sounds together during his 'talk' \tbabbles consonant sounds \tuses hands and mouth to explore the world As your six-month-old baby would love to put everything in his hand into his mouth to learn about the items, kindly ensure that your baby cannot reach out to dangerous or toxic objects at home. You should also put away toys with tiny pieces to prevent choking. Play Time With Your Six-Month-Old Baby Besides talking and reading aloud to your six-month-old, you can now try more physical activities with your six-month-old due to his improved muscle strength. Let's try out these play time ideas with your baby! Image credit: Motherhood Story Besides having a ball party in a portable playpen, you can have more fascinating playpen ideas with your six-month-old baby by using dolls and other toys. Every Day Is a Brand New Day With Your Six-Month-Old Baby Over the past few months, your baby has added new skills and abilities. Thus, be proud of your baby and yourself for the accomplishments. Both you and your baby have certainly put in lots of effort to be where you are now. So, keep on looking forward for more growth surprise and happiness when you are with your little one! For more interesting stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to Motherhood Story!