I’ve been trying to find a decent list of developmental skills online. I think, by their definitions, Gwen is beginning her sixth month, and has therefore reached the end of her fifth month of life (how confusing is that?).
By the end of month five a baby typically:
- Pays attention to small objects
- Experiments with the concept of cause and effect
- Can see across the room
- Begins to use hands in a raking fashion to bring toys near
- Begins teething process
I’d sat Gwen’s right on track! Here’s a few of the sixth month things she has mastered:
- Keeps head level when pulled to sitting position
- Sits by self with minimal support
- Reaches for and grabs objects
- Rolls over and back – she can do this … but will she??
- Copies some facial expressions- we’ve got her to stick out her tongue at us!
- Makes two-syllable sounds – very rarely, but she’s getting there!
I can’t believe we’ll be starting solids in just one month! It’s going to be quite fun, methinks …
She has started squealing now and it’s so darn cute! She refuses to do it as soon as I try to record it, though. She’s been going to sleep between 8 – 9 for the past week-and-a-bit … but still wakes up after a half hour if I put her down, so I normally hold her while we watch a movie or Brad plays Nintendo!
Gwen’s also started reaching for us! If Brad’s holding her and I walk by, she reaches for me. If she’s done in the exersaucer, those little arms reach up when I come close. It’s so sweet to know we’re wanted =)