six MOUNTH VISIT

Just like that — wasn’t it just yesterday he was born? — your little one has clocked in 6 months. And so have you!

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FAQ/Concerns:

At this age your baby should be or on their way too:

  • Playing with toes
  • Bringing things to his mouth (maybe everything!)
  • Passing objects from one hand to another
  • Rolling over in both directions
  • Sitting up assisted with good head control (or even sitting on his own!)
  • Laughing
  • Interacting with the baby in the mirror (himself!)
  • Babbling (stringing together vowel sounds at first, then adding some consonants)
  • Holding a bottle — or, more likely, trying to help hold it — during feedings

We suggest that infants begin taking some water from a sippy cup at 6 months of age.  For breastfed babies, filtered tap water provides necessary fluoride supplementation. 

Should my child begin taking water?

We suggest that infants begin taking some water from a sippy cup at 6 months of age.  For breastfed babies, filtered tap water provides necessary fluoride supplementation. 

At this visit, your baby will receive 3rd DTAP (Diptheria Tetanus and Pertussis) IPV (Polio) and ROTA (Oral Rotavrius) vaccines. If the season is appropriate, your baby may receive the 1st Influenza vaccine. Your baby will also receive an advanced vision screening all by the snap of a picture ! This screening can identify a astigmatism, myopia, and much more. 

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