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5 Month Old Baby: Developmental Milestones

Communication is underway for your 5 month old baby.  At fifth month of your baby’s life, he will start showing a new set of skills.  Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about your 5 month old baby.

Physical Development

Let’s review some of the physical development a 5-month-old baby goes through:

How much should a 5-month-old weigh? The typical weigh of 5-month-old boy is 13lbs to20lbs and a girl should weigh 12 lbs to 19 lbs. 

What should the height of a 5-month-old be? The boys should be 24.3 to 27.5 inches and girls 23.5 to 26.8.

How much should their head size be? The baby at five months head size should be 15.86 to 17.63 for the boys and 15.35 to 17.28 for girls.

What is respiratory rate of a5-mold-old?  The baby boy and girls should have 30 to 45 breaths per minute.

What is the heart rate of a 5-month old?  Both the boy and girl should have 90 to 120 beats per minute.

What Should Your Baby Be Doing at 5 Months?

Motor Skills

The baby muscles will get stronger. At month five the baby now will start laying on their front.  The baby now is able to sit up for a few seconds. 

He is now holding his arms up as an act for you to pick him up.  He is also developing strong grasping skills. The baby will be able to hold things in his palm.

Communicative Development

In this developmental stage the baby will start to laugh if you pull funny faces or make funny sounds.  The baby might also try to make you laugh.

At 5 months old typically the baby will start babbling.  The baby might start repeating single syllable while others might even start saying mama.

Cognitive Development

 Majority of babies will start turning their head in response to noise or their names being called.  

During this stage the infant starts to get attached to their family members and be scare of strangers.  The baby starts acknowledging anything that might be amusing.

Sensory Development

How Clearly Can A 5-Month-Old See?

At the mark of 5 months old, the infant will be able to spot very small items. The vision is constantly improving making it easy of spotting objects and things that are moving.  

The infants perception has sharpened and can see the difference between shades of similar colors.

How Well Can The Baby Hear?

The baby can hear and recognize the mother’s voice.  His hearing skills are getting better and he can now detect different noises and the difference between them.

What Is The Feeding Schedule of A 5-Month-Old-Baby?

It is important for both you and the baby to form a feeding routine.  At 5 months old the baby can be introduced to solid foods and continue with their formula milk or breastfeed.

How Much Baby Should A 5-Month-Old eat?

It’s important to consult with your physician about the baby diet and what you should incorporate in their diet.  Typically when starting to incorporate solid foods many mom’s give 1 to 2 teaspoons of pureed food. The pureed food usually includes things like bananas and peaches.

How Much Milk Should A 5-Month-Old Drink?

At 5 months old the baby now is incorporating solid foods. This also decreases their milk intake by 210 ml per feed.

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