My 5-month-old baby: growing stronger, and wary of strangers
By the end of this month, your 5-month-old baby will probably be able to sit up with some support, and be able to pass toys from one hand to another. Depending on how long your friends and family visit you, your baby might start displaying a wariness of strangers.
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How proper nutrition helps your 5-month-old baby grow strong
Whether you choose to breastfeed or use baby formula, your baby needs protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals in order to develop strong bones, healthy muscles, and a strong body.
Here are some important nutrients your baby needs for optimal growth:
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Your 5-month-old baby might start fearing strangers
By month five, most babies have developed an awareness and recognition of key people around them. But they also might have a mistrust and fear of those who are not familiar. Although this fear goes away with time and is nothing to worry about, it usually helps to slowly introduce your baby to new people.
How to help your baby's brain and body develop at 5 months old
5-month-old baby developmental milestones
Every baby develops at a different pace. This is normal. But in general, by the end of the fifth month, your baby will likely be able to:
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