Also, keep in mind that, regardless when it happens, milestones will be reached in order. Your baby won't start speaking in full sentences before she says single words.
Ok - here we go!
For babies around five months old, here is some of what you can expect:
- Watches mouth movements
- Interested in colors
- Gazes at specific objects
- Soothed by music
- Can sit, propped with pillows
- May be able to stand while holding on for balance
- Has good aim while reaching with one hand
- Transfers toys from hand to hand or mouth
Language and Communication
- Babbles/practices making a variety of sounds including "raspberries" and making "bubbles"
- Mimics sounds and gestures
- Vocalizes different sounds for different needs
- Makes two-syllable sounds
- Baby is likely to start lauging this month
- Resists toys being taken away
Some activities you can do now:
- Is alert for half of his wakeful time
- Can discriminate herself from others when looking in a mirror
- Your baby will likely put everything in her mouth, especially as teething kicks into high gear. Experiment with a variety of toys appropriate for chewing until you find something that seems to work will for your little one.
- Continue to allow for "tummy time." This will help to continue to develop the muscles needed for crawling.
- Continue to read to your baby throughout the day.
- Involve your baby in conversation. Ask him questions, and pause for an answer.
- Keep plenty of toys on hand that are the right size and shape for your little one to grasp on his own.
- Now that your baby can laugh, go all out getting her to laugh!
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