As a new baby goes through the first months of their life, language and learning is an important foundation for overall academic success. The benefits of early childhood education are undeniable, and GoMo Health is working to guide providers and parents through the earliest milestones of a baby’s life. Our EduCare solution supports developmental milestones and growth for baby.
By paying attention to baby’s milestones in the first several months of life, parents and guardians can be alerted to certain warning signs that could indicate learning and development assistance that might be needed.
Common milestones for a six-month-old baby
Below are the milestones that most babies reach by the age of six months, as defined by the CDC.
- Knows familiar faces
- Likes to play with others
- Responds to other people’s emotions
- Often seems happy
- Likes to look at self in mirror
Language and communication
- Responds to sounds by making sounds
- Strings vowels together when babbling and likes taking turns making sounds with parent
- Responds to own name
- Makes sounds to show joy and displeasure
- Begins to say consonant sounds
- Looks around at things nearby
- Brings things to mouth
- Shows curiosity about things
- Tries to get things that are out of reach
- Begins to pass things from one hand to the other
Movement and physical development
- Rolls over in both directions
- Begins to sit without support
- Supports weight on legs and might bounce when standing
- Rocks back and forth
How GoMo Health helps moms navigate these milestones
In order to better help moms and caregivers navigate the important milestones for baby, GoMo Health created EduCare. EduCare delivers personalized guidance to women and caregivers throughout their pregnancy and baby’s early childhood. EduCare acts as a virtual coach for moms and families by providing age-specific guidance to care for baby. The messaging encourages physical and emotional health and wellness, as well as “language nutrition” to support the nurturing of literacy and brain development.
- Literacy development
- Learning progression
- Physical health
- Psychological wellness
- Emotional support
- Social skills and peer engagement