5 Months

The fifth month of life sets the stage for more interactive developmental growth. You will notice your baby starting to:
  • Sit, if supported, to view her world.
  • Start to connect eyes and fingers. Cooperate in reaching and grasping toys.
  • Make sounds and interrupt conversations when he wants attention.
  • Display an awareness and wariness with strangers.
  • Babble double consonants such as baba, dada, mama.
Learn about the Development Milestones for this stage:
Baby: Overview

5 months

By five/six months, you'll probably notice that your baby is happier being with you and other people he knows well instead of with strangers. Making your baby feel protected and comforted will promote a secure attachment. He'll try to get your attention more, and will like being close to you, having you read stories and so on. He'll also enjoy two-way games, like peek-a-boo. Seeing himself in a mirror and seeing other babies will also be popular.


Things to Remember about Infancy
Quality time depends on quantity of time. All the occasions when you're able to spend a few minutes with your child won't necessarily be happy, special times - when you seem to be close and communicating with each other. You have to spend lots of time getting used to each other and bonding for those special moments to occur. And when you really focus on your child, even during routine, everyday things, those moments will happen more and more.

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