By this time, your baby’s physical development is coming on fast. He/she will be able to sit upright for longer stretches of time. He/she can roll over from his/her back to his/her tummy. But remember, if he/she is able to roll over do not leave his/her on a bed or a high surface from where He/she can accidentally roll off.
His/her grasp is also getting stronger by this age. He/she can pull objects closer and pick them up. He/she will be also able to hold a bottle or a sipping cup by herself.
By five months he/she may sleep through the night. To encourage him/her to get into a regular nighttime sleep pattern, establish a bedtime routine. Gently rock him/her on your lap with a song or a story and his/her eyes will start moving. During daytime, he/she will need two naps – one in the morning and one after lunch.
Your baby is learning his/her language skills by adding different sounds to his/her stock. He/she may become so enthralled by one of his/her newfound abilities that he/she may get stuck on it for a while. When your baby makes noises, try to repeat them back to her. This will encourage him/her to copy you, which will help when he/she starts learning to talk.
Your baby’s vision is continuing to improve. He/she is getting better at spotting tiny objects and also follows it if it moves.
Your baby may recognise his/her name now, and he/she may respond when you say it from across the room. He/she may turn his/her head when you talk about his/her with friends, too. He/she is quickly becoming familiar with everyday noises such as the washing machine, or mixer grinder.
Your baby may show a strong attachment to you by raising his/her arms when he/she wants to be picked up, and crying when you leave the room. He/she may also give you hugs and kisses.