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Your Baby Month 5

​This is the time when his/her social skills begin to develop and your baby is busy honing up his/her social skills. He/she will be curious about newcomers and will cry to get attention from everyone. His/her physical abilities have improved. He/she can now roll over, play with his/her own hands and feet and in some cases respond to his/her name. To see how your baby is doing, check out the developmental milestones link.

Common Problems

About 1 in 5 of all babies will develop colic, a term for uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. A baby with colic cries persistently for far more than a normal baby does. Usually this occurs for more than 3 hours per day for 3 or more days in a row. In addition to this a colicky baby looks truly uncomfortable. He/she may also pass wind when he/she is crying. He/she may refuse to feed and sleep.

Things to note

  • The most probable cause for colic is the baby's immature GIT (digestive system).
  • It usually resolves by itself as the baby grows.
  • Is too cold or too hot
  • Some mothers find that something in their diet, e.g. oily food, certain veggies like cauliflower cause colic in their babies. If you do notice something similar it is best to avoid those foods .
  • Always check with your doctor if your baby is crying more than usual. Let your doctor make the diagnosis of colic after ruling out other medical problem.


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