Baby Development

Development of your baby (6th month)

Development of your baby (6th month)

WHAT DOES YOUR BABY DO?
At the end of this month your baby:
• When retracted, it can keep its head at the same level as its body.
• Can make A-guu and similar voice and silent combinations.
• When held upright, it may give some weight to the legs.
• Can sit without help.
• It may cling to someone or an object.
• Can eat crackers by itself.
• May object when you receive your toy.
• Try to pick up a toy that is out of reach.
• Pass an object from one hand to the other.
• Can search for a falling object.
• Some babies can grasp small and harmful objects with their hands, so watch out for objects nearby.
• Ga-ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma-ma can make silent combinations such as voice.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE DOCTOR CONTROL OF THIS MONTH

Each physician's approach to healthy baby follow-up may be different. However, at six months, the following checks are generally considered.
• Questions about whether you, your baby and the rest of the family are experiencing difficulties, feeding, sleeping and general development of your baby.
• Measure your baby's height, weight, head circumference and mark it on the developmental diagram recorded from birth.
• General physical examination including re-checking of previous problems. It will probably begin to be checked in the mouth during this visit and after that. Exiting and exiting teeth are checked. In addition, the posterior axillary at the back of the head will now be closed, while the anterior one at the top of the head will shrink well.
• Evaluating the baby's development. The doctor may pass the baby a series of tests on head control, sitting, vision, hearing and reaching out to objects, the ability to catch them, rolling, giving some weight to the feet, and social interaction.
• If the baby is in good health and there are no obstacles, vaccinations are given in the third term.
• Your doctor can check your hemotocrit and hemoglobulin levels by having a blood test to see if your baby has anemia. (These are taken from the blood to be taken from the fingertip.)
• The families are told about what to be prepared for in the next month about nutrition, sleep, development and safety.
• Advice on fluoride supplementation if necessary, and vitamin D supplementation if your baby is exclusively breastfed.

In these controls, you should ask your doctor about all the questions you may have about your baby's development, reactions that may occur after vaccination and your baby's nutrition.

BABY NUTRITION THIS MONTH

 BABY FOODS YOU BUY
Nowadays, baby food you buy usually does not contain any added salt or chemicals, and sugar or additives are rarely added to foods containing a single type of food. Advantages of instant baby food; they are easy to prepare and ready for presentation, they are prepared in sterile jars, the rest can be closed and stored in the refrigerator. In addition, the vegetables and fruits used in these foods are largely preserved as they are cooked and packaged as soon as they are collected. These foods are standard in taste and content and are also reliable and healthy. The advantage of these ready-to-eat foods is particularly evident in the first months when solid foods are introduced. Particularly thinned options are a good option for babies who start solid foods first. In addition, all kinds of food containing all kinds of allergy tracking makes it easier to do. Of course, everything that is sold as baby food is not good for babies. When buying ready food for your baby, read the labels thoroughly and avoid sugar, salt, modified starch and other thickeners, hydrogenated fat, monosodiumglutamate (MSG), natural odor or color preservatives. Some puddings and creams contain eggs, so avoid if your baby has not yet been able to lay eggs.

Instant food or dried baby food (food powders) provide great convenience because they are light in weight and do not need to be stored in the cupboard after opening. Nutritional values ​​can also be increased by mixing with other things than water. Second, their nutritional value is less than that of jar food. Finally, the taste of a food that you drink and then reconstitute will inevitably differ from the fresh one. So, water-absorbed foods provide great convenience during a trip, but they are not the best for your baby in terms of routine use. “Organic” baby food is new and expensive on the market, and is not readily available. However, they are highly reliable and have the best nutritional value. But don't worry if you can't afford them. Other commercial foods do not contain harmful substances for your baby (MSG, colorants, chemical preservatives) are not risky for your baby.

BABY FOODS PREPARED AT HOME

If you have time, energy and motivation, of course, there is nothing wrong with preparing your baby's food at home. Note the following points only:
• If you are going to give a new food, simply prepare and present it without mixing it with other things, so you can check if there is any allergy to this new food.
• Do not add sugar or salt. If you are cooking for the whole family, separate your baby's portion without adding salt and sugar.
• Do not add oil to your baby's food, either when cooking or at the table.
• Do not cook in copper containers as it may destroy vitamin C.
• Do not cook acidic foods (such as tomatoes) in aluminum containers as small amounts of aluminum may dissolve and mix into the food.
• Cook vegetables under steam, pressure or non-water.
• Cook the potatoes with their shells and peel them later.
• Never use carbonate, as it can discharge minerals and vitamins from the food.
• Do not soak legumes overnight. Boil for two minutes on the same day, let stand for one hour and cook in the same water.

Your baby should be mashed, squeezed or sieved for the first few weeks after starting solid foods or until the baby is at least six months old.

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