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At this age, your child may...

  • Reach out and grasp toys
  • Be able to "multitask"—for example, babbling and reaching for something at the same time

Each day brings something new for your five-month-old. With increasing fine motor skills, your baby not only sees things, but reaches, grabs and tastes them, too! Offer a variety of safe toys in different shapes, sizes and textures.

“It's interesting to see how she reacts … at first, she'll just look at the toy like ‘Did I do that?’ Then she learns that if she shakes it, it will make a noise. Her whole face lights up like she's so proud she did it. It's so cute.”

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Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.