Your 5 weeks old baby may also be suffering from bouts of colic. How do you know if it is colic? The crying and abdominal discomfort will normally start and end at the same time each evening. There is no actual cure for colic in children and it usually disappears within three months.
Your baby is now able to stay awake for longer sessions and spends up to 10 hours awake out of the 24 hours in a day. Your child will enjoy short sessions of play. Begin by playing with your child for 10 minutes at a time a few times a day. Singing, cooing, and peek-a-boo are likely to catch her interest. Developmentally your child is a sponge learning from each interaction with you. Your cuddles, conversational speech and singing will stimulate his brain development optimally.