Many children by this age already show an active interest in food. This is a normal formation of nutritional interest, but it does not mean that it is time for the child to administer complementary foods. On the recommendation of WHO, the introduction of complementary foods for children who are both breast-feeding and artificial feeding is recommended from 6 months.
The baby can play for a long time, lying on his stomach. He goes through the toys that are in his reach, manipulates them. Many five-month-olds are already trying to get on all fours. They stretch their arms, pull up and bend their knees. Many people get up on all fours by the end of the month and swing back and forth. This is an excellent preparation for crawling.
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If you have not secured the house earlier, now is the time to do it. Crawl at the level of the child, try to detect possible dangers. Remove fragile and sharp objects from the child’s field of activity so high that the baby does not reach them. Attach all not very stable furniture to the wall. This is especially true for dressers and whatnots.
In the child, most likely, 2-4 teeth have already erupted. Many mothers notice that the intervals between the teeth are quite large. Do not worry, most likely, they will close closer to two years, when all 20 deciduous teeth erupt.
In the diet at 8 months, you can add fruit. For a start – in pureed form, later – in small pieces. The rest of the introduced products – vegetables, cereals, meat – vary. Continue reading
The baby is becoming more and more like children from the cover of glossy magazines. Postpartum puffiness disappears, the skin straightens, most of the transient conditions of the skin of the newborn pass (toxic erythema, infant acne, milia, physiological jaundice).
By one month, the child himself forms a kind of regimen. His periods of wakefulness, food, and sleep are already quite clearly distinguished. The kid is active for about 40-60 minutes, after which he quickly gets tired and falls asleep.
Children at this age do not distinguish between day and night. They have not yet developed their circadian rhythms. Remember that the baby’s stomach is too small and can quickly digest breast milk or Continue reading