What should my 5 week old be doing?

What activities can you do with a 5 week old baby?

Try batting a balloon in front of your baby and watch them try to track it; your baby will likely begin to track a moving object with their eyes at about 5 weeks old. Loosely tie balloons to your baby’s legs and see if they notice the movement when they kick.

How many hours should a 5 week old be awake?

Your newborn’s sleep patterns: A 5-week-old will still need ~14-16 hours of sleep a day and can’t stay awake much longer than an hour. Some babies need more time to be able to stay awake longer, but 1 to 1 1/2 hours is typical.

What can babies see at 5 weeks?

Your baby can now focus both eyes on an object, so he’s seeing the world in more detail than ever before. You may notice that he’s started to prefer more complex designs, colours, and shapes. He can track movement too, so he’ll be transfixed by a simple rattle passing in front of his face.

How alert should a 5 week old?

How will your 5 week old baby sleep? You’ll also notice that during times your baby is awake they are a lot more alert than previously – and are likely to be awake for around 10 hours of the day. This means now is a great time to begin establishing a sleep routine, because, let’s face it, you’re due a rest!

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Should a 5 week old have a routine?

Establishing a routine at five weeks old

It’s also a good time to edge them towards the idea of a feeding and sleeping routine. It’s too early yet to expect them to work like clockwork (in fact lots of babies never really do!)

What time baby should go to bed?

From the experts

Your day should start around… 7 AM
Naps 3 to 5 naps, each 15 minutes to 3 hours long
Time awake between sleeps 30 minutes to 1 hour
Longest stretch of nighttime sleep 2 to 4 hours
Bedtime should be around… 9:30 to 11 PM