5 Month Old Development
Things are changing, and we’re not talking about all those diapers you run through. At five months old your baby is starting to sit up, move, and roll — if only for a few seconds.
Here's What You Need To Know:
- At five months old your baby is starting to sit up, move, and roll.
- Your baby wants to put EVERYTHING into their mouth. They do this to construct an abstract idea of what an object might look like.
- Your little one is showing more emotion as their brain’s basal ganglia matures.
- The world is coming into focus for your little one with vision as strong as 20/25.
- Your babe can now distinguish pastel colors.
- They should sleep around 15 hours per day, including nap times.
Biting All The Blocks
Now that your baby is 5-months old, they have the motor skills to complete simple actions, such as picking objects up. They also want to put EVERYTHING into their mouth. Your baby does this to construct an abstract idea of what an object might look like.
Babies establish touch-sensitivity in a head-to-toe sequence, meaning that their touch sensitivity is established in their mouths prior to their hands. With new movement come new questions and new worries. We’re here to ease this transition for you and your babe.