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    So Z is about to be 5 months old, and is getting to the point where she wants to be always doing stuff. I can't *just* hold her like a little munchkin anymore I feel weird asking this question, but I have like ZERO experience with kids outside of her haha

    What are normal things to do now?

    I mean, I put her in her jumperoo for a little while, a couple times a day, because she loves to stand and jump (and I certainly can't hold her standing all day lol). I hold her on my lap while she chews on a toy. We lay on the floor and she plays with stuff.

    Beyond this, I dunno what to do with her lol.

    I literally feel like a jerk every time I put her down though. When I put her in the carrier while I try to get stuff done, I can't ever do stuff that involves bending over (ie laundry). She still likes the swing, but isn't really content for too long anymore. I also never know how long her naps will be. Sometimes seriously only 20 minutes, other times a couple hours!

    Suggestions for playing with a 5 month old?
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    Actually dd liked books starting around that age, nice brightly colored board books worked best at that point! I found it so difficult to keep Anna entertained at that point though honestly, it gets easier over time I think
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    a activity mat, toys, baby Einstein movies, music


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    Quote Originally Posted by *Emma* View Post
    Actually dd liked books starting around that age, nice brightly colored board books worked best at that point! I found it so difficult to keep Anna entertained at that point though honestly, it gets easier over time I think
    She likes to eat her books haha
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    Aidan will roll around on our living room floor for a couple hours at a time. He has discovered that he can roll both ways, so he just rolls all over. We give him different toys to play with and he's happy as can be.
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    exersaucers are awesome!!! Play mats with toys attached and the books with teethers.Anything with color, lights, noise is fun Very easily entertained
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    I'm so glad you asked this I've been wondering the same thing about Landon. I feel like I'm being a bad mom because I don't know what else do with him besides putting him in his bouncer toy, putting on his gigglebellies show and working on sittng/standing with him


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    playmat. DS has one of those with all the hanging stuff and he will literally sit there for hours and grab, play, he will roll around, twist to watch the tv then go back to playing. its quite funny watching all he does on that damn mat.
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    Tummy time! Tummy time! Tummy time! As much as you can!

    Board books or sensory books (like the plastic ones) are great because they can gnaw on them and you're still giving them books. Talk about the pictures and help with labeling.

    Around 5 months you can also start playing games like "peekaboo" and "hide the toy" to start working on object permanence. Introduce hand games like "itsy bitsy spider" "5 little monkeys" will help with language development. Toys that they can hit that light up and/or make noise help with cause/effect.
    Put on your big girl panties and deal with it like a boss.

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    Play mats! I picked up one like this for $6 at a consignment sale:
    Amazon.com: Infantino Jumbo Wheel Playspace: Baby

    My DS loved it from about 4 months on. I stuck him on it and scattered some little rattle toys/etc.... he'd scoot around on it and explore.

    He also thought peek-a-boo was hilarious at that age.

    Don't feel guilty about putting her down. If she's perfectly content, there's nothing wrong with it! Let her learn and explore... you deserve a break, too, every once in a while.
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