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What’s It Like To Be Five Months Old?

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-11-2007

How I talk:

  • I like to watch other people make sounds. I try to make new
    sounds on my own.
  • I may say sounds like “ah-ah-ah,” “ee-ee-ee” and “oo-oo-oo.”
  • I may babble to get attention.

How I grow:

  • I can sit with support.
  • I explore my world with my eyes, fingers and mouth.
  • I reach for things when I see them and am able to grasp them.
  • When I’m lying down on my tummy, I can push myself up with my
    arms. At the same time, I can turn my head to look around.
  • When I’m lying on my back, I may touch my feet and may play with
    my toes.
  • If you hold me under my arms, I like to stand and move my body
    up and down.

What I understand:

  • I know my name when someone says it.
  • I can tell the difference between strangers and family.
  • I know familiar objects like my toys.
  • ]I am discovering parts of my body.

How I respond:

  • I like to watch other people’s faces.
  • I like to smile and talk to myself when I’m looking in the mirror.
  • I smile and make noises when I see a person.
  • I may stop crying when someone talks to me calmly and softly.
  • I may cry when someone leaves or when someone takes an object
    away from me.

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