4 months old

Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 4 months. Take this with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.

If at any time you're concerned about your baby's weight or growth in general, discuss your worries with your doctor. Introduce a new food once every few days, looking out for signs of a food allergy.

Your Baby's Physical Development: 4 To 6 Months Babies make huge strides in their physical development at this stage; the most striking of which is mobility. Your baby will be able to move slowly a few feet at a time.
Your Baby's Physical Development: 4 To 6 Months Babies make huge strides in their physical development at this stage; the most striking of which is mobility. Your baby will be able to move slowly a few feet at a time.
In fact, some time over the next few months, your baby may get that first taste of food beyond breast milk or formula. Although breastfeeding or formula feeding will continue to be the main source of nourishment, your baby can start to explore different tastes and textures.
This month is a good time to help your baby deal with stranger anxiety and reboot your sex life with your partner. 6 months old Babies get handsy around this age: Brush up on finger-friendly toys and foods.
Other 4 month old baby developments First teeth Your baby can get their first teeth any time from three months to one year old, but they may start gnawing their fist and frantically rubbing their gums about now in preparation for the trials and tribulations to come.
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4-Month-Old Baby Food

In fact, some time over the next few months, your baby may get that first taste of food beyond breast milk or formula. Although breastfeeding or formula feeding will continue to be the main source of nourishment, your baby can start to explore different tastes and textures.

Point out the motion and lights to help baby focus on them. Switch through the sound settings until you find one that's especially soothing to you and baby, then take a few minutes for yourself: Place a rattle in baby's hand and gently shake it.

Your baby will probably be interested in grabbing, shaking and dropping it. Help baby exercise coordination skills by holding a toy in front, shaking it, and letting him reach for it. Put the rattle in baby's hand, shake it and say, "Hear that sound? Choose a rattle that's big enough to let baby hold on with both hands. Place it in baby's hand; she'll grab on with one hand, then the other, and then let go. This action will develop into the skill of being able to pass an object from hand to hand.

As skills and learning progress during the first year, baby does more and more things independently, enjoying time alone to refine these new abilities.

Your little spy is also carefully observing you and the world around you and making mental notes. Babies love to play—and few things make them happier than a new toy.

In addition to entertaining your baby, toys help develop motor and social skills. Babies make huge strides in their physical development at this stage; the most striking of which is mobility. Your baby will be able to move slowly a few feet at a time. How your 4-month-old might play now: She may recognize familiar faces and take an interest in others With your help, he can reach for things She laughs, squirms and squeals with delight He's interested in watching his hands move She can grasp toys that she touches.

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. Your baby can get their first teeth any time from three months to one year old, but they may start gnawing their fist and frantically rubbing their gums about now in preparation for the trials and tribulations to come.

How you can help your baby develop in month four You can stimulate your baby's sense of touch using a variety of materials. Try using fur, tissue, felt, velvet and towelling, or look for books that make touching a part of the reading experience Your baby is more playful now, so encourage them to explore and play with a variety of objects.

A clean muslin square will occupy your baby for a few minutes. Watch them suck on it, hold it, and discover what happens when they scrunch it up. Create a whole orchestra by filling different containers with different-sized objects so they make a different sound. A small note on developmental milestones: Baby massage is popular for many reasons, but find out why it may be able to help your baby sleep.

Since your child's birth, the doctor has been recording growth in weight, length, and head size circumference during your regular well-baby visits. The doctor tracks these numbers on standard growth charts. Ask your doctor to show you your baby's growth record. By now, you should begin to see a personal growth curve emerging — expect your child to continue growing along this curve.

Is my baby big enough? Is my child destined to be tall or short? Parents often worry about growth and may compare a baby with siblings and peers.

It's important to remember that kids come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Based on the growth chart, the doctor can determine whether your child is growing as expected. If at any time you're concerned about your baby's weight or growth in general, discuss your worries with your doctor.

How old is your baby?

By your baby’s fourth month, you both should be enjoying a full night’s sleep. At this age babies typically can sleep seven to eight hours in a row. Add in two naps, and baby should be. Your Baby's Physical Development: 4 To 6 Months Babies make huge strides in their physical development at this stage; the most striking of which is mobility. Your baby will be able to move slowly a few feet at a time. 4-Month-Old Baby Weight & Length How much should a 4-month-old weigh and measure? The average weight for a 4-month-old baby is pounds for girls and pounds for boys; the average length (aka height) is inches for girls and inches for boys.