Five months old is a fun age! Babies grow and change so much at this age. They really begin to engage with their environments and are gearing up to start crawling and talking. Let’s take a look at what’s typically expected at five months old.
- Vocalizes excitement and displeasure
- Differentiates cries to express needs
- Babbles using consonants /b, p, m, d, h, w/
- Recognizes familiar environmental sounds (running bath water, dog barking, doorbell)
- Responds to name when called
- Responds to “no” and changes in tone of voice
- Looks toward sound source
- Purposefully smiles and laughs
- Sits upright with support for longer periods of time
- May roll over from back to stomach and stomach to back
- Reaches for and grasp objects with palms of hands
- Moves objects from one hand to the other
These milestones are typically acquired within this time frame however all babies develop at their own pace. Talk to your child’s pediatrician if you have questions about their development.