Your Baby's 6th Month
Learn about your baby's development at weeks 22-26
Signs of Food Allergies
This month you may be continuing to offer Baby a hodge-podge of different solid foods or just beginning to offer solid food. Many babies are not ready for solid food until this month.
One warning, if you have a family history of food allergies, or if you notice any signs of allergic reaction, you should bring it to the attention of your child’s healthcare provider. For these children, you may want to wait on offering solid foods until after six months. Symptoms include congestion, stuffy noses, itchy eyes, rashes, and diarrhea.
Offer foods that are known to be the least allergenic, including:
- sweet potatoes
- rice and barley cereal
Avoid highly allergenic foods such as:
- dairy products
- citrus fruits
- egg whites
For those parents with a family history of food allergies, knowledge from experience is the best defense to prevent allergies in a child.
More Development Help
As you’re considering your child’s development, keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, she has her own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with her healthcare provider.
- Use our Development Tracker to check off Baby’s 4-7 month milestones.
- Stay organized with our new-parent To-Do List.
- What’s the most common medical concern for babies this age? Check it out!
Now…Let’s Take a Closer Look at Each Week
- Week 22: Knowing Which Objects Move Themselves
- Week 23: Understanding Stable and Unstable Objects
- Week 24: Using Primitive Arithmetic
- Week 25: Crawling & Judging Depth Perception
- Week 26: Differentiating Lullabies & Play-Songs
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