A mother brings her 6-month-old baby to the nurse practitioner for a routine well-baby check. Which behavior reported by the mother is concerning to the nurse?

  1. looks at self in a mirror
  2. brings things to mouth
  3. does not laugh or make squealing sounds
  4. begins to sit without support
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: At 6 months of age the baby should be aware of her surroundings and, when appropriate, laugh and make squealing sounds. The other stated behaviors are considered normal for a 6 month old.