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BABY GROWTH PROGRESS IN 30 MONTHS

The complete information about baby growth progress month by month with all explanation according to baby development.

MONTH 5th

Please keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, she has her own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with her health care provider.

Raspberries and Bubbles

She has discovered many sounds that she can make with her tongue and lips. You may observe her delighting in bubbles and razzing sounds, sometimes even as she drinks or eats. These sounds may make you laugh or turn away, but they are the precursors for language. She is exploring what sounds she can make. You probably hear the same sounds over and over. She is practicing.

Another precious sound often heard around this time is baby’s first laugh. Without knowing, you may do something silly that tickles her funny bone and out comes the first chuckles. These are priceless sounds that most parents want to hear again and again. Your wandering fingers all over her pudgy belly, accompanied by the inevitable parental "gitchee-gitchee-goo" are bound to entice more giggles. Another way to make baby laugh is to laugh back at her jokes. If she thinks you or she has done something especially silly, laugh with her. There is always time for a few shared belly laughs with your baby.

Ah-Goo!

Does baby smile when you sneeze? Perhaps because of the funny sound or the contorted expression on your face. If you repeat the sound that you just made, "Ha Choo," it sounds a lot like a popular vowel-consonant combination of babies, "Ah-Goo." Some babies repeat this sound over and over. Say it back to her. She’ll love the attention you are giving her and think she is having an important conversation. Try to figure out if she is using a particular sound when she is hungry, tired or wants to play. These are important sounds that she is learning how to use to tell you what she needs.

Sitting Up or At Least Trying

Around this time, a lot of babies enjoy being put into a sitting position. Of course, your baby loves this vantage point to watch her own body and all the interesting things around her. She probably has somewhat of a curved back and uses her hands in front of her to prop her up. But she is getting stronger every day. Occasionally she may straighten up or let go of one hand to grab a toy. You may want to surround her with soft cushions in case she topples to one side. She will be thrilled when you sit beside her. Watch how proud she is to be in the same position as her parents. Now she is ready for sitting in the high chair and joining the family at meals. This is a major accomplishment that makes baby really feel like part of the family.

Solid Food

Between months four and six, many parents wonder about starting solid foods. Maybe you’ve been asked a few times about starting junior on solid food from a caring grandparent? Pediatricians agree that up until nine months baby still gets all her daily nutrients from breastmilk or formula. It is important to recognize that there is no calendar-specific time for you to start your baby on solid food. Some babies are very content with breastfeeding and show no interest in food until past six months. But some babies are curious around this time about what they see their parents eating and want to know more about food.

Is Baby Ready for Solids?

There are some specific signs that indicate if your baby is ready to be introduced to solids. First, is baby interested? Often babies at this age will eye your food, touch your plate, pick up a piece of food, examine it and try to put in her mouth. Pretty clear that baby is interested, right?

There are also some anatomical signs if baby is ready. Baby must be able to hold up her head well. If there are any doubts about baby’s abilities to do so, wait on offering solid food. You may have noticed baby’s tongue-thrust reflex to push out solid food. This reflex protects baby from choking on solid matter and often goes away around four to six months. Also, baby’s must learn the skill of pushing solid food to the back of the mouth so that it can be swallowed. Baby’s lower lip needs to have the coordination to be able to draw food off of a spoon. Gastro-intestinally, baby’s intestines must be mature enough for solid food, meaning being able to produce certain digestive enzymes to process the food.

Good Solids to Start

Nevertheless, you may be curious about baby’s reception to solid food. There are specific foods that are recommended for baby’s first experience. Think about the consistency, ease on the digestive system and taste. Parents often like to start with the cereals, rice or barley, mixed with breastmilk or formula. Another popular first food are bananas, mashed up or in a jar. Squash, sweet potatoes, applesauce, pears and carrots either prepared by you or from a jar are other choices for these first meals.

Watch your baby’s reaction to these foods. If she is pushing out with her tongue, chances are she is not ready for solids. Don’t worry, in no time, she’ll be ordering from the kids menu.

Starting the Sippy Cup

If your child is enjoying her experience in the high chair, you may want to further the experience by offering the first sippy cup. It is important for her to learn that she can drink from something other than mom’s breast or a bottle. Parents have differing opinions on whether to offer diluted juice. Water is an important liquid for baby to drink and like. Make sure you offer her a smaller sippy cup that she can easily hold using both hands clutched to handles. In the beginning, there will probably be a fair amount of water dripping down her chin, making her wet. And watch out, just as she will learn to drink from it, she will also learn that it can be hurled and lands with a loud sound.

One Last Reminder about Solid Food

Part of the experience of eating solid food is exploring the food. This includes using fingers and whole hands to feel the food and eventually try to put it in her mouth all by herself. How much you can tolerate of baby’s exploration of food is an individual family decision. However, it is important to remember that it is a perfectly normal part of development and helps them master the art of finger feeding. Our advice -- put on her a huge bib, let her go for it, and hose her down when she is done. Bon appetit!

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