Your babys fifth month

Teaser: 
Your baby’s development in the fifth month: • Lifts her head and chest when she is on her belly. • She can reach for and grab things when she sees them. • Discovers the different body parts and can clasp her hands together. • Cries, laughs and smiles to call attention.

 

DEVELOPMENT & KEY MILESTONES

Your baby’s development in the fifth month:

  • Lifts her head and chest when she is on her belly.  
  • She can reach for and grab things when she sees them.  
  • Discovers the different body parts and can clasp her hands together.
  • Cries, laughs and smiles to call attention.  
  • Explores the world around her with her eyes, fingers and mouth.
  • May sleep through the night.

 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

DON´T FORGET!

You must schedule an appointment with your pediatrician for your baby’s next round of vaccines at 6 months-old.  

 

Homeopathy- Natural Remedies

We have trusted home remedies for generations, in order to take care of our family in a natural and effective manner. Homeopathy may also be of help in the development of a healthy and natural infancy. Many parents are turning to homeopathic medicine to treat pediatric problems such as fever, colds, cough, diarrhea, colic, eczema and earaches.  

 

LEARNING & GROWING

Help your baby discover the world

Following are some tips that will help your baby discover the world around her.

  • Prop the baby in front of a mirror.
  • Sing songs, use sounds, gestures and words when you are bathing or dressing her.
  • Give her bright colored toys of different textures and that make noise.
  • The baby needs you to caress her and to hold her while playing.  
  • Put objects within her reach and help her grasp them.

 

DAILY CARE

Food.

Around 5 months old, it is common to add oat cereal to your baby’s diet. Your baby should be sitting on his own, reaching forward and refusing objects with his hands before being ready to eat cereal.  

 

WARNING!

Never pour juices or sweet beverages into his bottle.  

 

PARENT’S CORNER

Now there is a baby at home, you are likely to be bending down to pick up things more often. Some tips that may help you to prevent the pressure and tension in your back include:

  • Using your abdominal, leg and arm muscles.
  • Always bending your knees before lifting your baby.
  • Never turn while bending down.  

 

SAFETY & CHILDPROOFING

Car safety

Some car safety tips are:

  • The car seat must be placed facing backwards, not forwards.  
  • Make sure the car seat is properly latched with the seatbelt.  
  • Never sit a baby in the front seat of a car.  
  • Never leave your baby alone in the car, even if you leave the windows cracked.

 

High chair safety

The following safety tips are recommended for high chairs:  

  • Always buckle up, to prevent falls.
  • Never leave your baby unattended on the high chair.

 

Hyland’s Product Recommendations

 

·         C-Plus Cold Tablets

·         Backache with Arnica Tablets (for parent backaches). 

 

Sources of information for families

For more safety information, you may call Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or visit the Internet page: www.cpsc.gov/

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