Development of Infants from Birth to 6 Months:

Key Milestones, Care, and Supporting Products

The first six months of a child’s life bring significant changes and milestones in their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. It is crucial for parents to be informed about these changes and know how to provide appropriate care that supports the healthy and harmonious development of their child. In this article, we will explore key milestones, provide useful caregiving tips for infants from birth to 6 months, and introduce some suitable products for this stage.

Development of Infants from Birth to 6 Months

Key Milestones in Physical Development

During the first six months, infants go through several significant phases in their physical development. In addition to proper care, the following products can support this process:

The Best Strollers for Newborn of 2023


Strollers with appropriate head support and ergonomic design that promote proper body posture and infant movement.


UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller - Declan

Development of Infants from Birth to 6 Months
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  • BASSINET is Suitable from birth up to 20lbs or until infant can push up on hands and knees, whichever comes first; TODDLER SEAT is suitable from 3 months to 50 pounds
  • Includes Bassinet and full size forward or parent-facing toddler seat with one-handed, multi-position recline; Enjoy a softer ride over any ground surface thanks to a new spring-action all-wheel suspension and slightly softer tires
  • Extended canopy on the toddler seat that include zip out fabric that provide even more shade from the sun; Mesh panels also make it easy to peek in while adding airflow
  • A higher back and deeper foot rest on the toddler seat provide added comfort for growing children
  • With a sliding shoulder adjustment the entire harness system can be tightened or loosened in a singular motion for a precise fit for growing babies
The Best Baby Carriers for Newborn of 2023


Baby carriers that allow close contact with the parent while supporting the correct development of the spine and hips.

KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier

  • Ergonomically Designed – KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier ergonomically redistributes the baby’s weight evenly so that you enjoy ample back and shoulder support. Our wrap carrier is certified by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) to ensure your baby’s healthy hip development.
  • Nice and Snug – Made with soft, stretchy, and breathable proprietary fabric tech, KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier keeps your baby snug and secure. It is easy to put on and so close-fitting that you do not need to readjust all the time. Great for moms and dads who are new to babywearing.
  • Everyone Can Babywear – We understand that each parent is unique, so we design our wrap carrier to accommodate everyone from petite to plus size. The versatile KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier comes in a sustainable gift box, making it a nice gift for new parents. Wrap it in different ways so that it turns into a pregnancy support band, postpartum recovery wrap, or nursing cover (please refer to our video tutorial or instruction manual).
  • Hands-free Bonding – Your baby loves to stay close to you. With KeaBabies Baby Wrap Carrier, you can enjoy bonding with your little one while going about your day. You both will be at ease, even when on the go – and that is all that matters.
  • Calms and Soothes – Wearing your baby close to you creates a super cozy environment that mimics the womb, making your baby feel calm and secure. It promotes crucial growth and development in the early months of their lives.

Nalakai Ring Sling Baby Carrier

  • Formerly Pura Vida Slings, the same 20 luxury colored fabrics to choose from! Carry your little one close to your heart while being able to go about your day in comfort and style in our baby slings.
  • Creates a nourishing heartfelt bond: carrying your baby close to your chest will feel like being wrapped in a loving embrace, which helps your little love gain a sense of trust & belonging. It is the most natural, womb-like position & creates an intimate bond between you both. Even a colicky baby will be soothed quickly to sleep as you carry them in their soft baby sling.
  • Eco-friendly, super soft bamboo & linen that’s kind to baby’s skin: storm is part of our new flow collection. The lush fabric is a gorgeous ombre effect, fading from a rich dark grey to a very light grey. This design is a perfect neutral with a fun twist! We’ve paired the fabric with dark matte grey aluminum rings. Our custom blend of bamboo and linen fabric provides an ultra-strong, lush woven fabric that is lightweight & silky smooth to gently shelter your baby as he or she drifts to sleep.
  • Safest carry position for correct hip development: many baby wrap carriers interfere with healthy hip positioning as the baby is held incorrectly or facing outward & this can increase the risk of hip dysplasia. Nalakai ring slings harness your baby naturally in the m position so that hips can develop properly while keeping you and your baby comfortable. The front carry position massages your baby’s belly, improving digestion & preventing reflux & colic
  • Regulates temperature better than a wrap: not all young babies can control their temperature well & can easily overheat in a wrap. Our ring sling baby carrier will keep you & your precious baby comfortable yet cool & won’t wrinkle your clothes as much either! The tail fabric can double as a nursing cover, so you can breastfeed your baby privately while on the go.

BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Mini

  • Perfect first carrier for newborns
  • Adjustable seat and head support for continual ergonomic support as your baby grows
  • Cozy and flexible fabrics designed to comfort your baby
  • Ultra soft, lightweight, and machine-washable fabrics
  • Easy-on and off for parents with 2 front-carrying options
  • For newborns to up to approx. 12 months
The Best Toys for Newborn of 2023


Toys with different textures and surfaces that encourage manipulation, fine motor skills, and visual development

Tiny Love Take Along Mobile Magical Tales, Black/White 1 Count

  • Engaging visual stimulation – The 3-in-1 development mobile’s design uses contrasting black and white colors to stimulate baby’s sight from day one.
  • Calming music – up to 30 minutes of continuous music, featuring 5 different tunes. Perfect to play at home or on the go.
  • 3-In-1 on-the-go toy – Adjustable connector arm fits most play yards or travel cots, strollers and bassinets
  • Charming design – adorable magical tales characters engage baby with their clearly defined design and smiling faces.
  • Cute smiling characters with big eyes encourage communication

Infantino Cuddly Teether, Fox Character


  • Soft, textured buddy with deluxe fabric & prints
  • BPA-free textured teethers
  • Chewy feet and ring for teething
  • Fun crinkle sounds for baby to explore

Fisher-Price Baby Playmat Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym & Maracas With Smart Stages Learning Content

  • Baby toy bundle including the Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym and Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas
  • Baby gym has 4 ways to play as your child grows: Lay & Play, Tummy Time, Sit & Play, and Take-Along
  • Light-up piano toy has 3 Smart Stages levels with 65+ songs, sounds and phrases help teach animals, colors, shapes, numbers and real music notes
  • Includes detachable keyboard, 5 linkable baby toys (mirror, BPA-free elephant teether, crinkle panda, rattle lion & monkey cymbal clackers), plus 2 soft rattle maracas
  • Super soft & thick, machine-washable playmat features loops to attach toys

Cognitive Development and Stimulation

Infants’ cognitive abilities develop rapidly in the first six months. Products suitable for promoting cognitive development include:

Toys with contrasting colors and patterns that stimulate visual perception and brain development.

Merka Newborn Toys Black and White Baby Toys

  • 50 CARDS: The high-contrast imagery features silhouetted images in black-on-white on one side and white-on-black on the opposite side, providing a powerful learning experience. In addition to being an excellent homeschool education & craft supply, these cards are also great for elementary and middle school classrooms. With the inclusion of a learning ruler measurement system for kids and decorations, they offer a well-rounded learning experience for children. Perfect for early brain development.
  • THE PERFECT TOOL: These flashcards are the perfect tool to stimulate sensory activity in your infant or toddler. As they handle the cards, they develop movement skills and dexterity, which are essential for their overall growth and development. These cards are specially designed to fit small hands, measuring 2.4″ x 4.2″, similar to ordinary playing cards. Their size makes them easy to handle, & the bright, colorful images on each card will capture your child’s attention and engage their senses.
  • ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD’S VISUAL PERCEPTION: Featuring a variety of animals, shapes, & objects, as well as repeating patterns, these cards provide opportunities for your little one to develop recognition skills & expand their understanding of the world around them. As they view each card, they will begin to recognize similarities & differences, build vocabulary, & improve memory. With these cards, your child will be well on their way to becoming a visual learner & developing a keen eye for detail.
  • GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF LEARNING: Designed for children 18 months and above, these learning toys provide a fun and interactive way for kids to develop their cognitive and visual skills. The cards feature bold, contrasting colors that capture your child’s attention and stimulate their visual perception. They also include simple words and images that help children learn new concepts and expand their vocabulary. Your child will enjoy hours of engaging playtime while learning at the same time.
  • ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENT PLAY: Black-and-white flashcards are an excellent tool for promoting independent exploration during tummy time or high chair activities. These simple cards provide a visually stimulating and engaging way for wee ones to discover the world around them. As babies gaze at the contrasting black-and-white patterns, they improve their visual tracking skills and develop their cognitive abilities. Parents and caregivers can encourage babies to play and explore on their own

iPlay, iLearn 10pcs Baby Rattles Toys Set

  • 10 Bright Primary colored Rattles/Teethers for different stages of baby’s development.
  • Each rattle has different grips, shapes and tasks to assist in fine motor skills.
  • Variety of textures will assist in tactile development of touch, taste and smell. Numerous sounds will expand babies’ sensory experiences, colors and patterns help eye tracking skills.
  • Great gift for baby showers, suitable for nursery child care – easy to clean and store hygienically in their own container. Great stroller toy.
  • Recommended Cleaning Method: Wipe W/ a mixture of Vinegar and Water (50/50). Don’t clean them W/ steam, or soak in water for too long

Infinno Inflatable Tummy Time Mat Premium Baby Water Play Mat for Infants

  • Promote your baby’s sensory development: The soft, comfortable baby tummy time water mat is the perfect sensory toy for developing solid head, neck and shoulder muscles as well as refining the hand-eye coordination, fine motor and social skills. The bright, colourful sea animals and eye-catching illustrations will keep your baby playing for hours.
  • Superior quality and 100% leak-proof: Our baby water mats are made from durable, 100% BPA-free and non-toxic, heavy PVC materials. Each of our game mats has been rigorously tested. It is durable and waterproof, so it doesn’t wet your baby’s body.
  • Easy to use: Just fill water into the middle of the water mat and inflate the edge of the tummy time water mat with air.
  • Easy to store and carry around: When the water and the air have been let out, fold it flat and it will fit into a backpack.
  • Perfect gift for babies: It has an ideal 26 x 20 inch size that is suitable for all baby girls or boys older than 3 months.

Health Care and Hygiene:

Proper health care and hygiene are essential for ensuring the well-being of infants. The following products can be useful:

Diapers with the right size and absorption capacity, providing dryness and comfort for the child.

Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diaper Size 0

  • Up to 100% leakproof, gap-free fit with our 360º stretchy waistband
  • Easy to pull on the most wiggly babies, even for a standing change
  • Easy disposal—simply RIP the Easy-Tear Sides, ROLL the diaper and secure with attached disposal tape
  • Hypoallergenic—free of elemental chlorine bleaching, parabens and latex* (*natural rubber)
  • Locks wetness away for dry, healthy skin with LockAway Channels
  • From Pampers, the #1 pediatrician recommended brand
  • Packaging & products may vary

Baby bathtubs with an ergonomic shape and adjustable water temperature, ensuring safe and comfortable bathing.

Frida Baby 4-in-1 Grow-with-Me Bath Tub

  • 1 TUB 4 POSITIONS: Supports kiddos from newborn to toddler bath stages
  • COMFY: Smart sling cradles newborns comfortably
  • SAFE + SECURE: Smart sling seat bar keeps your little one in place
  • SMART SLING: Two-sided hammock with stay-put hooks and machine-washable, quick-dry material
  • CONVENIENT CLEAN: Easy-release drain plugs, drying hook + no-slip feet
  • CONTENTS: 1 Bathtub + Adjustable Smart Sling

Contactless thermometers allow easy and accurate measurement of the child's temperature.

iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

  • Non-Contact Technology For Safe & Hygienic Use: With a built-in infrared temperature sensor, the iHealth PT3 thermometer can read a person’s body temperature within 1.18 inches from the center of the forehead without physically touching the person.
  • High Accuracy Via Tri-Point Sensory: An ultra-sensitive infrared sensor collects more than 100 data points per second while distance and environmental sensors work together to account for other variables, ensuring maximum accuracy every time the temperature is taken.
  • Simple, Fast, Clear, And Quiet: With an intuitive single-button control design, the thermometer reads and shows the temperature in just one second on its easy-to-read, extra-large LED display, even in total darkness. When the temperature is read, the device gives a gentle vibration notification to the holding hand—no beeps or buzzes.
  • Suitable For Wide Usage Scenarios & All Age Groups: This iHealth thermometer (model PT3) is designed for all ages, ranging from babies and toddlers to the elderly. An ideal choice for at-home use and for hospitals, hotels, schools, and other public or private establishments.
  • In The Box: 1× iHealth PT3 thermometer, 2× AAA batteries, 1× Instruction manual, 1× Quick User Guide, our worry-free 12-month warranty, and friendly California-based customer service.

Caring for infants from birth to 6 months requires knowledge, love, and suitable products. Key milestones in physical, cognitive, and emotional development can be supported through various products such as strollers, toys, carriers, and more. However, it is essential to recognize that these products are complementary to parental care and should never replace the attention, love, and safety that parents provide to their children.

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