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Baby Milestones 3 to 6 Months : Week-By-Week Guide


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There are many “normal” growth milestones for a baby. The vast number of milestones can be confusing if you are a first-time parent. As parents, we must remember that achieving a milestone is not important – enjoying your baby’s growth is. Here are some helpful baby milestones for your little one. Read on for more information. 

During the first six months of a baby’s life, they develop new skills and abilities. These milestones are highly important for a baby’s development. They require parents’ attention, and you can help them by spending quality time with your baby. Playtime with your baby is a great way to bond, read, and sing to them. These activities will also help your child’s development. Keeping a journal with milestones of baby is a great idea.

Baby milestones month by month guide

Week 17

Your baby is very vocal this week; they will blow raspberries and make different sounds. They will laugh when you tickle their belly and mimic the sounds of your words. It is a crucial stage for their speech development, so boost their self-confidence by talking to them and making eye contact whenever possible.

Week 18

Your baby is now two weeks old. This means that they have doubled in weight and is starting to have a higher metabolism. Your baby can now yawn, stretch, and make facial expressions. They mostly play alone as their eyesight has improved, and so is their perception of depth. They will grab objects, chatter away, and play quietly on their own.

Week 19

At this stage, your baby may say dada or mama; do not be happy as the words mean nothing. They are just putting together consonants and vowels. To help them with sounds, start picturing and pointing them towards their hands, mouth, and eyes, and in no time, they will call you by your name.

Week 20

At this time, your baby is still a bundle of energy; they know you perfectly now and even themselves. They look at their reflection in the mirror, smile, and emote. This is a normal part of a baby’s development! They will also display the signs of development and distinct personality traits. 

Week 21

Your little one is learning to imitate sounds and is exploring their communication abilities. Make sure to keep a close eye on your face while talking to your baby because your baby will imitate your movements of the lips and body and move in your direction. You can even teach your child to sit up and crawl – two of the most important milestones of baby at this stage!

Week 22

At 22 weeks of age, your baby has started to pay attention to the floor and put objects into their mouth. They are also beginning to understand a pattern of speech and pause. They are now learning to communicate. They’ve figured out how to read facial expressions and recognize the tone of voice.

Week 23

You may notice a warmer, chubbier baby. They may even start kicking. You can even shine a flashlight on your belly to see if you can see your baby moving around. By this point, you can start practicing making them sit or stand upright in your lap as they have developed strength in their upper body. 

Week 24

Your baby is almost 24 weeks old and is likely to be giggling, spinning on their belly, sitting unaided, and playing with toys. They may also be reaching out with their feet and bring toys to their mouth. Their hand-eye coordination is very advanced, and he may already babble with consonants and respond with sounds when talking.

Week 25

The first step to making this milestone a success is to take time to play with your baby. You can play classic games with your baby, such as stacking blocks and attempting to crawl over them. You can also encourage your baby to explore the world around them. This milestone is the first step towards sitting up independently, so you can look forward to more exciting milestones to come!

Week 26

Your little one is probably working on their motor skills and is starting to enjoy playing simple games. They are also beginning to understand distance. They may feel anxious when they are away from you. Try putting them in a pattern to learn goodbyes.

Week 27

During this stage, your baby’s brain continues to grow. They are now able to hold two toys in one hand. They will want to play with one toy and reluctantly release the other to reach for the new one. During this stage, you should be aware of your baby’s need for independence and keep an eye on how they are learning. They may drop things on the floor and understand the cause-and-effect actions.

Week 28

They are now seven months old and likely enjoying solid foods. They are also working on sitting up and crawling. Some of these babies may even be pulling themselves up to stand. Their brain continues to develop quickly, eventually allowing them to stand upright and walk. Their eyesight is also maturing, allowing them to focus well on moving objects and see nearby objects. Their hand-eye coordination and motor skills are also coming together. They can spot a toy across the room, focus on it and then move toward it to explore it.


A child’s first 6 months are filled with developmental milestones for which you can watch out. Most babies should meet all of these baby milestones by month by around this age. Your child’s doctor can advise you on how to proceed if your child misses some milestones. Moreover, these milestones are not necessarily related to any specific health condition.


Which skills are usually developed at 4-6 months?

Crawling, rolling, rotations, and swimming movements are usually developed.

At what age do babies start rolling over?

Ideally, at the age of 4 months. However, this might be slightly different for different children as every baby grows and learns at their own pace. There is nothing to worry about.

Somapika Dutta (B.Sc Physiology, Honours)
Somapikar holds Bachelors Degree in Physiology from University of Culcutta. She has 6+ years of experience writing in different niches, including health, tech and lifestyle. An animal enthusiast and a raging foodie, experiencing life - one day at a time.


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