5th Month


If your baby watches with interest as adults eat and looks like he might like to try it himself, it is probably a good time to consider preparing to wean the baby. Please note that the main form of nutrition a baby acquires is from breast milk.


As a result of continuing mental development, your baby's dexterity will increase and you will find him actively picking up things of interest and shaking or banging them. Some more advanced babies may succeed in rolling over.

Caring for Your Baby

Now that your baby is becoming more and more active, particular care must be taken to prevent falling or eating or drinking something he shouldn't. Fore example, don't forget to fasten safety belts on baby chairs and never carelessly put your baby on the sofa. Also, only lay your baby down to sleep in a place where they will be safe even if he manages to roll over.