A five-month-old checks things out three ways. She explores it with her hands, feels it with her mouth and looks at it with her eyes. Your baby explores head to toe -- literally!
fine motor skills
He may now be able to point to familiar objects when you name them, imitate something you did the day before and mimic your voice tones and inflections, if not your words. Your baby is not making fun of you; he is just practicing the things he hears and sees in his world.
Don't be surprised if your baby "talks" more to females -- this is common because of the softness of female voices. Your baby may well vocalize displeasure by grunting and growling when she is displeased. But she'll also show pleasure by cooing and laughing.
Your baby is growing in more ways than one. Baby's physical development is perhaps the most obvious, but his energy level has also increased. With a little help from you, your baby may play up to two hours at one stretch.
Your baby's permanent eye color begins to form this month. His eyesight is also greatly improved. He has received lots of attention by the third month, and that's good. Do you have older children in the home? How are they doing?