4 to 6 Month Baby – Motor Milestones to Look For

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The 4-6 months motor milestones video provides parents and caregivers 6 examples of motor milestones baby should reach by 6 months old. Each video clip shows how baby should be moving and what parents and caregivers should watch for.
By 6 months, baby is becoming stronger. They can support them self while sitting to look at things around them and have the ability to reach for and hold objects. Their newly developed motor skills help them with many activities like exploring toys and beginning solid foods. To see all of baby’s 4-6 months motor, communication, and sensory milestones, please visit our 4-6 month old age page

By 6 months of age, baby should be meeting these milestones:
• Uses hands to support self while sitting
• Rolls from back to tummy and tummy to back
• While standing with support, accepts entire weight with legs
• Reaches for a toy while on tummy
• While lying on back, reaches both hands to play with feet
• Uses both hands to explore toys

At 4-6 months Tummy Time is still a crucial part of baby’s development. Practicing Tummy Time every day will help achieve milestones. If you are having trouble or your baby doesn’t like Tummy Time, use these moves to help incorporate Tummy Time into your daily routine more often.

The 4-6 months motor milestones video series can help parents and caregivers track their baby’s development and detect possible motor delays. Use Pathways.org resources to track baby’s milestones and help identify potential concerns. If you notice your baby is not meeting their 4-6 months motor milestones, contact their health care provider.

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Learn to recognize early motordelays by seeing the differences between typical and atypical development at 4 months old
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Learn to recognize early motor delays by seeing the differences between typical and atypical development at 6 months old
See two 6 month old babies developing typically and atypically. Compare to your child to ensure baby is reaching their milestones.