Baby Six Month Week Two

I am a 190 days / 6 months, 1 week & 3 days old baby

It's week 2 of my six months milestone. There's something important I wanted to tell you but dad said I should keep quiet at least for a while. There's something else to talk instead of this one, dad says.

Well, ok dad. Today I attend the wedding party of uncle Itok. He gets married with 'Ala both reside in Gondanglegi, Malang. Ito' is mom's cousin and son of Haji Fauzi Nabrawi, the owner of Sarivit drugstore in Pasar Gondanglegi.

Another good news, aunt Husna (dad's younger sister) came yesterday with all her three kids (my cousins). They want to take vacation here with us. They are mbak Nia (ning), kak Hasbi, and mbak Liha.


As mentioned above, I am now entering the week 2 of my six month milestone. This is what a baby like me can and should do in this age and some advices from expert to all parents:

Baby sign language

If you want to introduce sign language to your baby, now's the time. Her understanding of language and her motor skills develop much faster than her ability to speak. Most babies, for example, discover how to wave (around 9 months) and point (by age 1) long before they can say "bye bye" or "look at that!"

Giving your baby the tools to express herself may help cut down on her frustration. While baby signing doesn't promise to eliminate tears or tantrums, babies this young have been taught to "sign" successfully.

To begin, try using a hand signal every time you use common words such as "book" (open your palms with your hands together) or "hungry" (put your fingers to your lips). Later on, your baby will be able to express more complex ideas such as "I'm done with my juice" with a simple gesture such as putting her palms up at shoulder height.

And don't worry: Signing won't interfere with your baby's progress in learning to speak. In fact, it may actually help develop her language skills.
Lefty or a righty?

Your baby may favor one hand for a while and then switch to the other. But you can't really tell whether she's a lefty or a righty until she's about 2 or 3 years old.

Don't try to influence your baby's hand preference (it's determined before birth). Forcing her to use her right hand when she's really a lefty, for example, may confuse her and lead to problems with hand-eye coordination, dexterity, and handwriting down the road.
Playing games

Your baby will love turn-taking games, especially ones that involve sounds and language. Let your baby be the leader sometimes, and mimic her vocalizations. When it's your turn to lead, a good way to teach — and amuse — your baby is to make animal noises ("quack-quack," "bow-wow").

One upside of these kinds of games is that they can be played anywhere. Your baby will delight in the sounds of water splashing in the bathtub or blocks hitting the floor. Show your baby how to make these fun (if sometimes annoying) noises and then let her have a turn.

Remember, your baby is an individual

All babies are unique and meet milestones at their own pace. Developmental guidelines simply show what your baby has the potential to accomplish — if not right now, then soon. If your baby was premature, keep in mind that kids born early usually need a bit more time to meet their milestones. If you have any questions at all about your baby's development, ask your healthcare provider.[1]