Can you believe you’re halfway through baby’s first year?! By 6 months, your baby is probably pretty opinionated. She might scream when someone other than you holds her. And you might feel embarrassed, but can you blame her? If a stranger came over to you to hug you, you'd give them a "back off, buddy" reaction, too. Baby is also starting to develop food likes and dislikes, as you introduce new flavors to her. Hint: She takes more bites of the food she likes more. For now though, she’s pretty easy to please at mealtime. (Look out for picky eating later!) One thing she really likes is her name. Now, she recognizes it, and shows excitement when you say it.