At 5.5 months we sleep trained Elliot and it made a huge difference in all of our lives. We all went into his 6th month with a lot more sleep, an even happier baby and much better days because of it!
*Elliot loves solid food! We started at 5.5 months and his first food was apples/carrots. When he got impatient waiting for another bite he'd grab the spoon and pull it toward his mouth.
*He loves exploring different textures. He explores them by opening and closing his hand on top of something. He especially liked our straw placemats.
*At naptime we went into his room, turned on the sleep sheep and rocked with his paci and blankie. Once he fell fast asleep I'd put him down in his crib.
*He started really liking pulling himself to stand up with our fingers. He'd concentrate really hard with his eyes closed and mouth open.
*He coos a lot with a really high voice.
*He learned how to drink through a straw. He tried it for the first time at grandma's house and picked it up right away!
*He pulled himself up with our fingers all the time!
*He started reaching for us when he wanted to be held. We love it!
*He took a lot of naps in bed with me that month. It was nice for both of us. He'd sleep longer and I was able to rest....something I really needed since I was in the middle of 1st trimester exhaustion with Baby #2!
*He loved being outside in the backpack carrier with Daddy.
*His favorite food became cheese! He reached for it and pushed as far forward in his highchair as he could with his mouth open.
*He sucked his thumb.
*He began trying really hard to pull himself up.