5-month-old baby thrive in language, so parents need to talk more often with baby.
The development of baby 5 months old
According to the World Health Organization data, the normal weight and height of a 5-month-old baby is as follows:
Boys weigh from 6.1 to 9.2 kg, height from 61.9 to 69.9 cm
Girls weigh from 5.5 to 8.7 kg, height from 59.9 to 68.2 cm
How to care for baby5 months old
Time to eat sleep and eat
At 5 months, babies will still wake up 1-3 times during the night to eat. If your baby wakes up more, you should check to see if your baby has trouble sleeping or is sick?
Baby 5 months old should sleep about 3-4 times a day, about 3-4 hours each time, plus 11-12 hours at night.
In terms of diet, baby will still breastfeed or breastfeed primarily. Mothers may offer solids depending on their condition and needs. Babies breastfeed at least 7 to 10 times a day (5-6 times during the day, 2-4 times at night). You do not need to give me more water because there is enough water in the milk.
Choose baby clothes
At this time, the mother still needs to choose soft clothes with safe materials, without causing skin irritation. You should wear clothes instead of loose clothes. The hood is no longer so necessary.
How to communicate with your baby
To help 5-month-old baby develop language skills, speak better now parents should often talk to their baby. When talking, look into your eyes and make facial expressions to help your baby understand the link between words and facial expressions.
There are many games that mom and baby can play together such as singing, reading, peeking … These games will help baby feel the love of mother and baby will also have time. happy.
Sometimes babies will not be interested in talking or playing because they are sleepy or tired. Please pay attention to body language to know what you need.
When a 5-month-old baby fumbles, she should check to see if she is full, if the diaper is soiled, or if there is any pain. No matter what the baby’s crying, she needs to comfort her from crying by talking and comforting her.
Food for baby5 months old
From 4 to 6 months, mothers can start feeding babies. However, breast milk is still the main source of weaning until the baby reaches 1 year of age. To find out if your baby is ready to eat, consult your pediatrician. Some babies still prefer to breastfeed and don’t care about food until 6 months of age. However, others will begin to be curious about food and want to taste it.
Here are tips for a 5-month-old baby ‘s weaning diet :
Maximum 1-2 servings of baby cereal (1 part = 1-2 tablespoons)
About 1-2 servings of fruit
About 1-2 servings of vegetables
You should feed your baby about 1 meal per day. The most appropriate time to eat is in the morning around 10 o’clock. Foods suitable for babies are puree or liquid.
What can a 5-month-old do?
Your baby has been able to better differentiate different colors. Baby can not only distinguish between light and dark colors but also distinguish many other subtle colors.
Baby can now spot a sweet toy and reach for it, turning their heads when they hear the sound or voice.
Your baby will listen to what you have to say and may soon imitate your words.
The ability to handle, let go of objects with all fingers is relatively complete.
Cognitive ability: Babies know clearly everything will exist even if they do not see them. Babies may begin to tumble on their stomachs. Therefore, a mother should never be left alone in a bed or high places because she may fall and be injured.
For 5-month-old babies , crawling is still far away. Usually babies will know crawling by 10 months. Some babies will start crawling sooner.
Choose toys for babies 5 months old
During this time, the baby can hold and hold the toy with all his fingers. You should make sure toys are made from safe materials to avoid poisoning when you put them in your mouth to bite. Here are some mom toys you can buy for your baby:
Developmental movement toys: toys that baby can knock, or pull, spin to practice hand movement. Mothers should also remove the toys hanging on the crib so that when your baby gets up, it won’t be stuck
Stuffed animals: At this age, babies are very fond of stuffed animals. Mother should choose soft and smooth items. Try to limit the bells, buttons, ribbons, plastic eyes on toys because they can be pulled out and put into the mouth causing suffocation.
Storybooks: Reading stories for baby 5 months old brings a lot of benefits. Listening to mother’s voice helps baby develop better language skills.
Toy rattles: The sound makes your baby feel interested. Parents can buy baby rattles or toys that make noise. Baby will soon learn about rhythm sounds through these toys. However, pay attention to choosing those types that your baby cannot swallow.
Other knowledge about 5-month-old babies
Every baby will have growth at their own pace. You don’t need to worry if your baby doesn’t meet all the necessary standards.
If the baby is born prematurely it will take longer for her to be able to do the same thing as her peers.
Foods should and should not be fed to 5-month-old babies
The baby will still breastfeed or formula is the main thing. If your baby has started to eat weaning moms should feed cereal, vegetables and fruits.
Mother should avoid feeding baby carrots, spinach, green beans, turnips, squash. In addition, the following foods should not be used until the baby is 1 year old: honey, candy, peanut butter, grapes, nuts, cheese.