Ways to play with a 6-month-old baby


Many peeps out there can’t figure out what entertains a newborn baby! I don’t blame them, they surely don’t remember what entertained them at that age, so experience is not something you can consider, can you? However, making a six-month-old baby smile, giggle, snuggle and flap hands at you can be one of the most delightful experiences if you love children!

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So, what exactly goes on in their minds? I guess we’ll never know! Unless a really, really smart baby comes along and tells us every experience he had as a six-month-old.

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Most babies react differently to how we play with them and entertain them, don’t they? So, what kind of play time actions can actually make them smile? Let’s take a look at a few things we can do to make a six-month-old react positively to you!


Babies love this, especially a six-month-old one! You can approach the baby with something like a ‘I’m coming to get you…’ and get closer to the baby and rub your nose on his stomach and tickle him. Giggling and laughing will continue and he’s sure to have a lot of fun!


Snuggling a baby is a great way to make him laugh

Snuggling a baby is a great way to make him laugh

Babies love snuggles! Until they grow up, that is. So, snuggle them when you have the chance, :P They’ll giggle and love it, and so will you!

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The little piggy

A popular game for babies, you can do this to the baby’s fingers or toes. Pick a finger/toe and say ‘this little piggy went to the market’, then pick the next finger/toe and say ‘this little piggy went to the store’ and continue to all fingers/toes have run out. As you speak to your baby, he will understand very little, but you can be assured that he will pick up what you speak to him sooner or later.

However, you don’t want your child’s first words to be ‘this little piggy’. :P


Peek-a-boo is a very popular baby game

Peek-a-boo is a very popular baby game

Easily the most popular of all baby games, peek-a-boo is a great way to surprise a baby. In case you didn’t know, peek-a-boo can be done by covering your face with your hands and suddenly removing your hands revealing your smiley face that says ‘peek-a-boo’. However, make sure you smile when you do this as you could scare a baby if you’re taking this game too seriously. :P

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Fly baby fly

Babies love fly baby fly!

Babies love fly baby fly!

Thrusting your baby up in the air while you’ve got a perfect grip on him is a good way to get a giggle out of the baby. However, be slow with your baby as anything too quick or dangerous could make him cry!

Easy-breezy games could make him giggle at any time but for a six-month-old, be sure to smile at all times. Every baby will love you then!

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