How can I play with my 6 month old?

What do you do with your 6-month-old all day?

Learning Activities for a 6-Month-Old Baby

  • Reading. It’s a great time to start reading books to your baby! …
  • Clapping. Clapping is something your baby will do often. …
  • Talking. Babies love to babble, and they find it thrilling when you respond. …
  • Singing. …
  • ‘Peekaboo’ …
  • Flying. …
  • Follow the Leader. …
  • Kicking.

What do 6-month-old babies play with?

The 8 best toys for 6-month-old babies to help them learn and…

  1. Pop beads. Good for: developing fine motor skills. …
  2. Activity cubes. Good for: developing gross motor skills. …
  3. Stacking cups. Good for: developing object permanence. …
  4. Pop-up toys. …
  5. Touch and feel books. …
  6. Push cars. …
  7. Textured balls. …
  8. Floor mirrors.

What should I do with my 6 month old indoors?

21 indoor activities to keep your 4-6 months old baby happy and developing

  1. Balloon bashing. …
  2. Catapulting toys. …
  3. Talk face-to-face. …
  4. Play peek-a-boo and let your baby pull the scarf off. …
  5. Shake noise makers. …
  6. Diaper free time. …
  7. Explore all the corners of your home. …
  8. Tumbling and roughing around.
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How much should my 6 month old play independently?

The older a child is, the longer he’ll be able to play alone. For example, at 6 months, a child may be content by himself for 5 minutes; at 12 months, for 15 minutes; at 18 months, about 15 to 20 minutes; and at 2 years, for about half an hour.

Can a 6 month old baby watch TV?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping all screens off around babies and toddlers younger than 18 months. They say a little screen time can be okay for older toddlers, and children 2 and older should get no more than an hour of screen time per day.

What do 6 month old babies understand?

Some babies at this age can understand a few words, like ‘bath’, and can recognise their own name. Their communication skills will be developing fast. You will be hearing lots of babbling, singing, squeals and bubble blowing, sometimes referred to as ‘vocal play’.

How do I entertain my baby all day?

Note: all of these require supervision.

  1. Do chores they enjoy watching. …
  2. Fill a basket with toys for them to rummage through. …
  3. Talk to them while food prepping. …
  4. Go on long walks (with toys and a teether) …
  5. Make mealtime a sensory experience. …
  6. Create toys from empties (& other kitchen items) …
  7. Call family and friends.

How do I make my 6 month old laugh?

How Can I Get My Baby to Smile and Laugh?

  1. Copy your baby’s sounds.
  2. Act excited and smile when your baby smiles or makes sounds.
  3. Pay close attention to what your baby likes so you can repeat it.
  4. Play games such a peek-a-boo.
  5. Give age-appropriate toys to your baby, such as rattles and picture books.
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How should 6 month old sleep?

Most babies this age should sleep 12–16 hours a day, which includes a longer stretch at night and at least two naps during the day, says the National Sleep Foundation. The average amount of daytime sleep is now about 3–4 hours. By 6 months, most babies are sleeping at night for 9 hours or longer, with brief awakenings.

When should babies crawl?

At 6 months old, babies will rock back and forth on hands and knees. This is a building block to crawling. As the child rocks, he may start to crawl backward before moving forward. By 9 months old, babies typically creep and crawl.

What should my 6 month old be eating?

From 6–8 months old, feed your baby half a cup of soft food two to three times a day. Your baby can eat anything except honey, which she shouldn’t eat until she is a year old. You can start to add a healthy snack, like mashed fruit, between meals.