Did your biceps get bigger since last month? Fun Fact, your baby weight is expected to be double their birth weight. So you definitely have been getting those biceps working hard!

Is your baby drooling a lot and easily agitated? The pain from that teeth trying to come out of their gums is most likely the source of it. Imagine that you had teeth trying to come out of your gums? It would hurt a lot and for a long time too! Try to give your baby some teethers or a frozen towel to ease their pain. It doesn’t look like much, but every little thing that can help them counts!

Baby: “I Got It” – 5 Months Old (easier challenge milestones)

  • Your baby can sit up unassisted for a short period of time.
  • Grab, Grab, Grab. They love to grab anything and everything!
  • Really mouthing everything now.
  • Your baby can roll over from front to back more fluidly,
  • Your baby love to “talk”, or at least make baby sounds.
  • Your baby may respond to music with beats.
  • They will definitely mouth/chew their hands.

Baby: “I’m Awesome, You Know” – 5 Months Old (medium challenge milestones)

  • Your baby’s vision is nearly 20/20
  • A better understanding of what object permanence is,
  • Recognizes familiar faces,
  • Feeling anxious with strangers,
  • Is able to pass a toy from one hand to the other.
  • Their first teeth may have already cut (started to be visible above the gums)

Baby: “Challenge Accepted” – 5 Months Old (hard challenge milestones)

  • Enjoying or moving when your baby hears your music.
  • Rolling over from back to front,
  • Eats their iron-fortified rice cereal cleanly (Never)
  • Is able to sleep 6-8 hours overnight without waking up.

Every month, your baby has achieved certain milestones and beginning to hit some other milestones. Check out the Mr. Involved Baby Milestones series here.


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