My son is 13 months as of writing, and I’m way behind!
Here’s a roundup of what mattered between his 5th and 6th month!
- Easter Basket – I put together the following: Bunny Stuffed Toy, Guess How Much I Love You Soft Book, and a wooden egg and gave this to him for Easter Sunday!
- DIY rattle – I made this using silver bells and a small wooden clay rolling pin. Made it before he was even born, I think, but he only really appreciated it at this stage.
- DIY grasping beads – this is a traditional Montessori material – a set of wooden beads put together and offered to the infant around 3 months. Pablo enjoyed it around this stage, though. I made two versions: one from wood (just got wooden and silicone beads from a seller of teething necklaces and put them together – very easy and much cheaper!)
- Ball Cylinder – this was still moving in his shelf, as well as the smaller rattle version that I got from the same store.
- OBall – he still liked playing with this a lot.
- Plan Toys Rattle – this was still being played.
- Wooden Spoon – he liked holding this a lot!
- Indescructible Books – Indestructibles are the books built for the way babies read. They are 100 percent baby-proof, chew-proof, rip-proof, and drool-proof. Printed on a unique nontoxic, paperlike material that holds up to anything babies can throw at it—gumming, spilling, dragging across the floor— Indestructibles are the little books that could. They’re indestructible. And if they get dirty, just throw them in the washing machine or dishwasher. He loves these, and I do, too! Got them from Amazon!
- Banana and Mango – his very first meals! We never mashed/pureed food for him since we decided to go with Baby-Led Weaning. He loves them to this day! He ate solids a few days before he officially turned 6 months!
And just to add more about this month (I need to write these down to remember):
-he reached his toes while lying on back (March 28)
-has started to become more talkative
-gets to places by rolling and “swimming” (he reached his teether through this technique)
-loves his bell on a ribbon
-loves his teethers
-attended an Art Exhibit where his Ninang VPEE was part of
-has started to really work on his arm strength
-can tolerate a relatively longer time in a car seat
-eats his toes and hands
-has started to reverse crawl
-pushed himself backwards and ended up under the table
-can do longer “sit ups”
-26 inches long (checked April 10)
-loves exploring with his feet
-loves playing with a bucket of water
-at the start of copying stage: he was copying me pushing up and down
–started exploring beyond his mat and has been moving a lot
-has preference for wooden texture over his comfy mat (Montessori would probably say, “I told you so!”)
-fell asleep on his own
-celebrated Easter Sunday with my in-laws, and he got the biggest egg from his Lola (he got a bathrobe as a gift)