Fifth month: a more active baby
Awake for longer periods of time during the day and with motor skills and intellectual development on full throttle, five-month-old babies are pure energy. Inspire yourself with this list of crucial suggestions for this phase:
- Try taking a toy from their hands, and then giving it back
- Let them play with colorful cubes and small boxes: it’s a way to encourage their ability to fit things into containers.
- Hold the child by the armpits and put them on their feet for short periods of time.
- Give them teethers and toys they can put in their mouths.
- Incentivize them to imitate you by making funny faces or sticking your tongue out.
- Singe or play some music to uplift the baby and help them dance and clap their hands.
- Let them sit around, but not just on the baby seat: cover pieces of furniture (the sofa, bed, or even the floor) with pillows and keep their spine straight.
- Mobiles and activity mats are great for entertaining and stimulating motor and vision skills.
- Follow the instructions from the pediatrician about vaccinations correctly. Free of diseases and risks, the child can develop completely.
- Incentivize and encourage the entire family to participate in playtime – dad, brothers, grandmas, etc.