Baby’s development in the fifth month
1 Child development
2 baby’s growth in the fifth month
2.1 Signs of cognitive development
2.2 Signs of physical development
2.3 Signs of developing social and emotional skills
3 tips to improve baby’s growth in the fifth month
Baby’s development in the fifth month
Babies during the first year of birth grow very quickly,
As the successive changes that can be observed on the child appear very quickly,
In addition to the rapid growth in the height and weight of the child,
The child also goes through major developmental stages known as developmental milestones.
They are specific skills that appear on the child during his growth through which the child’s development can be distinguished, such as:
- Rolling over
- Sit down
It should be noted that although these signs appear on all children during development,
However, the time of its appearance varies from one child to another.
The time that the child needs to move to the next skill varies, with a specific time sequence for these signs to appear,
For example, the time required for a child to learn to walk on his own ranges from 9-16 months of life.
Baby’s development in the fifth month:
Many changes occur in the growth and development of the child with the fifth month of life,
As the child’s weight has almost doubled during the first five months,
The baby also gains an additional 0.5-1 kilogram of weight during the fifth month.
And about 2 cm in length, in addition to being ready to try to crawl soon,
It should be noted that despite the rapid growth of the child during the first year of life,
However, for some babies, the pace of growth may slow down by the time they reach five or six months of age.
Signs of cognitive development
Signs of a child’s cognitive development express his ability to think and make decisions, in addition to IQ,
The following is a review of some of the signs of cognitive development that may appear on the child in the fifth month of life:
1- Increase the sharpness of intelligence and intuition:
The child’s acumen can be observed during this stage and his interest in foreign bodies and people around him.
In addition to his response through self-distinguishing with a mirror, his smile, curiosity, and his alertness.
2- Ease of drawing attention:
With the increase in the child’s ability to notice objects and strange things around him and his desire to explore
The child’s attention can be easily caught by introducing him to a new toy, for example.
3- Distinguish colors:
The integrity of the eye, the retina, and the coordination between them and the brain can be inferred by distinguishing a child at this age for different shades of color.
4- Development of the basic language of the language:
The child begins at this stage to form some repeated, single-sound sounds, such as repeating the letter D or A,
The frequency of toning increases without difficulty due to the development of his vocal cords.
5- Note of causes and consequences:
During this stage, the child begins to notice causes and consequences,
The child may notice a sound when moving some toys or objects around him
It is possible for the child to move it to make the sound again,
He may also throw things around him to the ground to only notice the result of his action.
Here it is worth noting the need to remove the fragile objects around the child with the beginning of this stage.
Signs of physical development
Signs of physical development express a child’s motor skills, physical development,
In what follows, we will review some signs of physical development that may appear on a child during the fifth month:
1- Muscle Growth:
As a result of the continuous muscle growth, some muscle reactions of the child can be observed during this stage.
When the child lies on his stomach, he extends his arms and legs with the back arched,
On the other hand, when the child lies on his back, he can notice his ability to raise his head and shoulders,
With the possibility of some children turning and turning from lying on the back to lying on the stomach and back,
Also noting that the child can push up and down when standing.
During the later stages, the child will be able to sit almost unaided.
With the possibility of sitting without assistance for a short period that may not exceed a minute in the fifth month in some cases,
Here it is worth noting the need to put pillows around the child to protect him when he falls.
2- Putting things in the mouth:
The child may start putting foreign objects around him in his mouth to explore them at this stage,
Therefore, it is also worth paying attention to and avoiding placing small swallowable objects around the child to avoid suffocation,
Although the child’s desire to eat solid food has been noticed, it is necessary to discuss when to introduce solid food to the child with the doctor.
But it is recommended to sit with the child during mealtimes to strengthen social ties with the child and raise his appetite.
The child’s enjoyment can be seen by watching other people and how they eat.
3- Carry a bottle of milk:
A baby in the fifth month may be able to hold a bottle of milk without assistance and put it in his mouth,
But it is best to avoid handing over a bottle of milk to a child at this age and leave it unattended to avoid
- Excessive intake of milk
- Or suffocation
- Or sleeping while breastfeeding
This, in turn, may lead to milk accumulating in the mouth, which increases the likelihood of child tooth decay.
Signs of developing social and emotional skills
The child begins to develop some social and emotional skills during this stage.
Which helps him to communicate with the people around him,
In the following we will review some of these signs:
1- Tension with the presence of strangers:
The child may start to get nervous and cling to one of his parents when unfamiliar people are around him.
Or even when familiar people are present in some cases, and the child may cry when someone approaches him or carries him,
Here it is worth noting the nature of this condition, so you must try to approach the child slowly and gently,
In the event that the child cries, one of the parents should hold the child and hold him to calm him.
In addition, loud noises may frighten the child and make him cry.
2- Showing feelings of love:
The child at this stage begins to show feelings of affection and love by trying to kiss and join his parents,
Laughing and smiling when playing with parents or close people,
The child may also try to perform movements that invite his parents to laugh, and to show his feelings in other ways, such as:
Crying when they leave the room to show his sadness,
Attempting to hold on to his parents’ arms when approaching him to carry him.
3- Interacting with others:
By making some sounds to attract the attention of others, and expressing some emotions, such as: hunger, boredom,
In addition, the child begins to recognize his name, understand some words such as the word bath, and enjoy playing with others.
4- Understanding his relationship with others:
During this stage, the child begins to distinguish his relationship with his parents, family members, children, strangers, and the people who take care of him, attachment to people close to him and love to spend time with them.
5- Multiple types of crying:
At this stage, several types of crying can be distinguished from the child, each expressing a specific condition, such as hunger, sleepiness, and boredom.
Tips to improve the growth of the child in the fifth month
During this stage of the child’s life, it is not possible to separate learning from play.
Among the tips that may contribute to promoting a child’s growth in the fifth month includes the following:
- Talk to the child
- Encouraging movement of the child
- Introducing simple games
- Maintaining the health of the child
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