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Physical development of the child in 5 months

Anthropological development of the child in 5 months

In 2006, WHO introduced new standardsAnthropological development. Previous standards were developed 20 years ago and are very outdated. According to large-scale studies, the old norms were overestimated by 15-20%! They were more in line with the "artificers" who quickly gained weight. And children with breastfeeding were at risk. As a result, mothers breast-feeding, the doctors advised to supplement the kids with artificial mixtures, provoking problems with digestion and excess weight. It's amazing, but many domestic pediatricians still do not know the new rules! Attributed to the non-existent pathology of development, give harmful recommendations, once again upset parents.

In the table below, the average weight, height,Head circumference are optimal. More often correspond to children born with an "ideal" weight of 3.2-3.4 kg. If the child's indicators fit between the lower and upper limits, then this is normal. However, it should be borne in mind that the lower values ​​are characteristic for children born with a lack of weight (less than 3 kg). And the upper values ​​are for large children. If a child was born with a weight of 2.4-4.2 kg, but does not fall into the standards, it is necessary to examine it from specialists.

Full 5 months

average value

Lower limit of the norm

Upper limit of the norm

Weight of girls

6.8-7 kg

From 5,4 kg

Up to 8.8 kg

Weight of boys

7.4-7.6 kg

From 6 kg

Up to 9.4 kg

Growth of girls

64 centimeters

From 59.5 centimeters

Up to 68.5 cm

Growth of boys

66 cm

From 61.5 centimeters

Up to 70 cm

Head circumference in girls

41.5 centimeters

From 39 centimeters

Up to 44 cm

Head circumference in boys

42.5 centimeters

From 40 cm

Up to 45 cm

Motor skills of the child in 5 months

In the motor sphere, the greatestprogress. Muscles from hypertonicity are finally released and begin to act in a coordinated manner in a coordinated manner. The child develops locomotion - that is, the general movements of the body, when virtually all muscles are involved. Of course, children can move the whole body from birth. But only by the 5th month the legs, arms, back and neck act in concert, obeying one goal.

At 5 months, most childrenTurn over from the abdomen on the back. Some children already can turn over from the back to the abdomen. By this age, children are able to spend some time in a semi-sitting position. So the child is easier to observe what is happening around and communicate with adults. However, it is not recommended to put the child on soft furniture or to put a pillow under the back. The surface should be rather rigid, with a comfortable slope. To the child does not stretch the neck and does not bend, plant it in a convenient place for review.

Noticeable shifts occur in a child's abilityMove in the position on the abdomen. Children take a frog pose, push their feet and move forward. Some babies crawl only with the help of hands. It happens that the child first starts backing away, but only later develops the "forward motion".

The mobile part of the body is the hands of the child. They are constantly on the move. The kid reaches out to a wide variety of subjects and tries to grab them. However, dexterity in actions is not enough, there is not enough freedom of finger movements. Children will rather zagrebut than vzbmut interest.

Characteristic physical manifestations:

  • The child turns over;
  • Can lie on his stomach make a "swallow": pulls the legs and handles, bends and raises his head;
  • Keeps his head well when sitting with the support of an adult;
  • Knows how to hold the bottle with your hands and hold your mother's breast;
  • Sucks at the feet of the fingers;
  • Sure enough the object, with interest plays with a rattle.
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