Month 5 – Directing Discovery
Development does not occur in a linear progression but as overlapping waves with each pattern being integrated and modified by the emergence of new patterns. Eventually all patterns are contained in each of the others…
– Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Sensing, Feeling, and Action
This month marks the approaching end of the pre-locomotion stage. Soon your baby will be on the move. Five-month-old babies explore new movements in a variety of positions, with some key developments beginning this month.