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Development Summary 3 - 6 Months


Laughs aloud by about 3 months (range 2-4 months)

Enjoys being played with (laughs, kicks) by 4 months

Signs that suggest that the child may have a developmental problem

The baby shows no obvious pleasure in interacting with people

The baby is not making eye contact with people


Motor skills, vision and hearing

Rolls over around 5 months (range 4-6 months)

Lifts head and chest when prone by 4 months

Looks at hands and plays with own fingers, about 3 months

Can grasp an object by 3-4 months

Starts being able to chew 5-6 months

Watches activities of those around

Makes eye contact

Likes looking at people and bright objects

Signs that suggest that a child may have a developmental problem

Muscle tone and power unusually low or high

Fingers not extending spontaneously

Arms and legs held flexed most of the time

Not following activities with eyes.


Daily activities

Has more or less a daily routine

Begins to react to familiar situations by smiling, cooing and excited movements

Parents able to say whether the baby ‘enjoys’ things, like baths, being undressed

Recognises bottle, makes movements showing pleasure

Signs that suggest that a child may have a developmental problem

Parents persistently unable to settle baby

Lack of adequate weight gain


Thinking and understanding

Recognises mother and other close family members

Shows interest in what is going on around him

Signs that suggest that a child may have a developmental problem

Does not seem to recognise mother or others

Shows a lack of interest in surroundings


Speech and language

Turns head to a talking person by 5 months

Searches for a sound (turns head) by 4 months

Makes lots of little vocalisations

Takes turns when ‘talking’ to parents

Signs that suggest that a child may have a developmental problem

Not startled in reaction to loud noises

Not seeking sounds with eyes

No vocalisations

Should you be concerned about your baby's development consult a qualified practicioner.