Child Care Infantile Development by the Month (month 1 to 12) 6 month after bitrh
Infantile Development by the Month (month 1 to 12)
[6 month after birth]
Baby’s Growth and Development
||Male 63.9 to 73.5 cm / Female 62.2 to 71.5 cm
||Male 6.390 to 10.30 kg / Female 6.29 to 9.600 kg
||In fast-developing babies, the milk teeth come out from their gum.
||When seated, they stretch out and pull back the arms.
||Try to grab toys with both hands, but often drop them. If an object is either too big or too small, they can stretch out and grasp it by the hand.
||Most babies can turn over their body and roll over in any direction. With help, they may sit up by themselves.
||Babies smile by looking at them in the mirror and may show nervousness when the surroundings change.
① Vaccination for influenza and hepatitis
ⓐ DTaP and polio vaccination started in 2-month olds should be completed within this month. The hepatitis B vaccination should also be received in this period.
ⓑ If a baby is 6 months old, he is also recommended to receive vaccination for influenza which occurs frequently between December and February. Influenza shows symptoms similar to those of a cold. Generally, it is worse and more difficult to treat, causing your baby to suffer.
- Health Tips
① The first 6 months after birth is when your baby’s immune system becomes weak.
ⓐ A baby at the age of 2 months has a lot of nasal discharges. This is because they are very small and can be blocked easily. With the nose blocked, he will have difficulty in feeding and sleeping.
ⓑ Drop a couple of saline solution into the nostrils if your baby finds it hard to breathe through the ear.
② It is important to keep your baby hygienic if she starts to sweat a lot.
ⓐ By the time your baby is 6 months old, the immune factors received from the mother are gone and they are vulerable to diseases.
ⓑ By this time, your baby will be going outside frequently, which means more chances of exposure to risks of diseases. In preparation, keep the indoor environment clean at all times and dress your baby in warm clothes when going out.
- Taking care of a baby
① Separation anxiety
ⓐ By this time, your baby resists becoming separated from you and shies away from strangers. In the mother’s absence they may start to cry; this is called separation anxiety. When this symptom starts to show, you should be careful not to lose the trust you gained from your baby.
ⓑ To relieve or remove such anxiety, a working mom should play with her baby after returning home. Have your baby feel that he is loved by you; hold him and pat him frequently. By developing his social instinct through playing with the mother, he will open up and not shy away from strangers.