I simply cannot feel Camden is now 5 months old! In which does the time go? He’s actually just the sweetest very little guy and Mike and I experience like the luckiest dad and mom. He’s an all round content material male, just delighted to be with his family members. He has the sweetest eyes and the very best smile. He’s SO edible. I sense like 5 months is the begin of babyhood vs . toddler/blab existence, lol, and I’m 1000% on board for this. Once the weather starts off to get greater, and we’re not ill every other day, I’m psyched to get out a lot more as a household of 4. Camden is at a wonderful age exactly where he can go with the move and just be awake a whole lot far more.
New at 5 Months
5 months is so a lot fun. It’s the commence of the entertaining toddler phase if you will. Cam is so much much more cell and knowledgeable. He can keep his head up and is starting off to sit with some guidance. Little one boy is acquiring so knowledgeable and it is been so pleasurable observing him. He watches Lola and receives so thrilled when she walks past him. He’s been achieving for and grabbing his toys. We began putting him in the Joovy walker, which he seriously likes. This has served him with his hand/eye coordination and achieving for toys.
We have moved up to 100 minute wake home windows. I tried to push it to 120 minutes, so that we could prolong the time among feeds, but he was above-weary and not napping.
Cam has unquestionably struggled with naps the very last couple of months. It surely felt like the 4 thirty day period slumber regression since at the 40 or 50 minute mark, he’s up crying, almost forgetting how to put himself back again to snooze among sleep cycles. We normally give him some time to figure it out and most of the time, and thankfully 95% of the time he places himself again to rest. Thankfully, we have a good foundation, so he’s been equipped to function by way of this on his very own, but it hardly ever feels superior when you have labored to get a good sleeper and naps are terrific, and then they regress. He’ll nap for about 90 minutes.
We are however in the Merlin swaddle, but we’ll be transitioning him out of it quickly. We’ll go with a regular sleep sack. Cam is all about the arms, so I know liberating them up will just take some time to get made use of to. I’m expecting the changeover will have an affect on sleep, so probably we’ll get applied the to the rest sack at naps vs . going chilly turkey at bedtime.
We are continue to exclusively nursing every single 3 or so hours. I will begin pumping in the mornings to have Cam consider a bottle when our nanny starts off. Crossing my fingers that all goes effectively. I do feel we can extend the time involving feedings, but with Cam’s modern struggles with the size of his naps and his awake time currently being 100 minutes, the 3 hour interval will work finest for now.
We are commencing solids, per the doc’s suggestion. With Harper we did generally child led weaning, but this time all-around I’ll do a blend of purees and infant led weaning. I’ll share more in my next update.
With 100 minutes of awake time it feels like there’s actually ample time to be awake with Cam, lol. It is not like altering diapers, feeding, a couple cuddles, and then back again down for a nap. We’ll have him do tummy time, play on the floor with his toys, he’ll dangle out in his walker and participate in with his toys or enjoy Harper, we have been putting him in the BabyBjorn carrier (front struggling with) and heading for walks. We’re also diligent about examining books ahead of each individual nap.
As described in my past update, Cam goes down for mattress genuinely perfectly. Just after his past nap we’ll preserve him up for about 2 several hours. Alternatively of a catnap, we’ve prolonged his remaining awake time a little bit. Much more on his new program down below. He’ll go straight to slumber and slumber by way of the evening right up until 6:30-7am. At about the 80 moment mark of being awake, I’ll start off his bedtime plan, which consists of a feed before mattress. We’ll modify his diaper, get his pajamas on, put on his eczema creams (we’re on a new regimen from the Skin doctor), then get started his feed. After he’s carried out feeding on, we’ll do a pair of books just so he has some time to digest his milk. I’ll convert the seem machine on, place him in his swaddle and into the crib, and convert off the lights.
Favorites at 5 Months
Joovy Spoon Walker – This is Harper’s previous walker. We beloved it with her and are loving it with Cam. It’s a excellent way to have him vertical without one particular of us constantly holding him. He hangs in this generally for the duration of supper. Owning his toys propped on the tray has truly served his hand eye coordination.
Tunes Ball – The only loud toy we have and of class Cam enjoys it. We really put tape on the speaker because it’s so loud.
Activity Ring – Now that he’s grabbing for factors, this is ideal. Appreciate the neutral colours too.
Merlin Rest Fit – Transitioned Camden at 2.5 months to this sleep fit and it is been amazing. He healthy the pounds least even however he wasn’t 3 months, so hold that in thoughts. Battling the typical swaddle and obtaining a lot of gasoline, it just designed sense to get him into anything considerably less restricting. Shortly transitioning him out of this into a frequent swaddle.
Mesh Bumper – This built the crib changeover seamless. It mimics his bassinet, so it labored beautifully.
Eco-friendly Sprouts Bibs – These are our favorite for feedings. Significant, absorbs spit-up effectively, and aesthetically satisfying.
Green Sprouts Burp Cloths – We nonetheless Love these! In good shape on your shoulder properly, significant, pretty, and take care of spit up so perfectly. We love these.
Wee Gallery Black and White Playing cards – Camden enjoys these! We use these a large amount through his awake time. I’ll display him the cards in my lap or we’ll put them standing up for his tummy time.
Charlie Crane Rocker – This piece is SO attractive – much more of a rocker vs . a bouncer. We’re however applying this rocker. Just to place Camden down to get a thing carried out or he’ll sit in below when Harper wishes to engage in or read him a reserve. Really recommend this or one thing equivalent.
6:30-7am – Wakes, diaper, adjustments clothes
6:50 am – Feed
7:10 am – Action
8:00 – Nap 1
9:40 am – Wake and Feed
10: am – Action
11:20 am – Nap 2
1 pm – Wake and Feed
1:20 pm – Activity
2:40 pm – Nap 3
4:20 pm – Wake and Feed
4:40 pm – Exercise
6:20 pm – Feed and Bedtime
*this plan is on the early facet. Quite often Cam will wake up at 7am or 7:15am which will push bedtime closer to 7pm.