Spear is 5 Months Old!

Spear turned 5 months old on May 1st! I use What to Expect the First Year to see where he’s at in his milestones and development and I purchased his monthly stickers here 🙂

At 5 months old Spear is doing everything a baby his age should be able to do including:

  • hold head steady when upright
  • on stomach, raise chest, supported by arms
  • pay attention to an object as small as a raisin
  • squeal in delight
  • reach for an object
  • smile spontaneously
  • smile back when you smile
  • grasp a rattle held to backs or tips of fingers
  • keep head level with body when pulled to sitting

Spear can also do everything a 5 month old baby will probably be able to do including:

  • roll over one way
  • bear some weight on legs
  • say “ah-goo” or similar vowel-consonant combination
  • razz (make a wet razzing sound)
  • turn in the direction of a voice

He cannot do the one thing a baby his age may possibly be able to do and that’s sit without support (he’s not even close which I guess is okay and I shouldn’t stress it yet!)

Spear can do some of the things a 5 month old baby may even be able to do including:

  • stand holding onto someone or something
  • work to get a toy out of reach

He cannot yet do these things from this category:

  • pull up to standing position from sitting
  • object if you try to take a toy away
  • pass a cube or other object from one hand to another
  • look for dropped object 
  • rake with fingers a tiny object and pick it up in a fist
  • babble, combing vowels and consonants such as “ga-ga-ga, ba-ba-ba, ma-ma-ma, da-da-da”

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