This picture is such a perfect representation of Olivia at 5 months. She’s always chatting, smiling and just so much fun! Our first Christmas with her was hands down my favorite one ever. I can only imagine how much better it will be next year when she’s really getting into everything! We kept the gifts pretty simple since she’s so little and doesn’t need much — lots of board books (this is one of my favorites!), teething toys/bibs, a few new clothes and toys for tummy time.
We’ve been following Mom’s on Call for her schedule since 3 weeks and just made the full transition to the 4-6 month schedule at “school” and home. Olivia will crush a bottle in no time, but we’re still working on the concept of “eating” pureed foods. So far we’ve tried avocado, sweet potato, carrots and pears. It’s been really fun exploring this new stage with her. We decided to start with vegetables first and are just now getting into fruits.
5 MONTH FAVORITES:
+ Octopus Plush Toy: At daycare they had a similar version of this toy that Olivia seemed to love. I found this one on Amazon and immediately ordered it as part of her Christmas gift. Each limb says the color and the body itself sings a song. It’s been great for engaging with her during tummy time and helping her to reach for while sitting.
+ Baby Food Freezer Tray: I’ve been making her foods so far and these freezer trays are so helpful. Each pod has a marking for 1.5 oz and 1 oz. I fill those up with whatever food I’m making, freeze, then pop them out into a freezer bag for easy storage. For school I’ll take however many pods I need and place them in the fridge to defrost overnight; by morning they’re ready to go!
+ WeThePlanet Baby Spoon Set: my sister in law recommend these baby spoons to me and I love how gentle they are! The last thing I want to use on their tender mouths during teething is a hard plastic. These are free of BPA, lead, phthalates, plastic and even dishwasher safe.
+ Waterproof Silicone Bib: If I was doing my registry over I would definitely have included these. Cloth bibs are not an ideal choice when starting solids. It’s instantly messy, stained and just adds to the laundry load. These bibs are so easy to quickly wipe clean and even roll up – perfect for tossing in your bag when out for meals or traveling.