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4 Month Baby Development: 4 Things You Need To Know

Let the fun and games begin! At this stage, your baby enjoys social interactions and communicating with you. So, what are the 4 things you need to know about your 4-month baby development? Let’s find out.

4 Things You Need To Know About Your 4 Month Baby’s Development

 

1. Movement and Mobility

  • When placed on his/her tummy in a sitting position, your baby is able to raise up the arms. Also, can hold his/her head steady and unsupported.
  • Might be able to stand up while using your support.
  • Starts copying some movements and facial expressions
  • Can follow moving things with his/her eyes from side to side

 

2. Sleeping Patterns

  • Your baby can sleep for 14 – 16 hours per day.
  • Might wake up for 1 or 2 feedings.
  • Also, they tend to nap for 3 – 5 hours per day.

 

Related: How to encourage baby talk? Read more here

 

3. Feeding

Consult with your baby’s pediatrician on the suitable feeding frequency for your baby.

  • One way your baby tends to explore the world around himself/herself is through tasting. So, make sure you remove any small things lying around that your baby might choke on.
  • Your baby is still getting the nutrition he/she needs from breastmilk for optimal development and growth. The breast milk feedings may range from 5 – 6 feedings per day.
  • If your baby is drinking formula milk, then he/she might need 5 feedings per day ( 6 -8 ounces of formula per bottle).

 

Related: What is the difference between breastmilk and formula milk? Read our blog to know more

  • Should your baby vomit after formula feeding, then it might be the case of overfeeding or constipation. Read more on that in our blog
  • At this stage, your baby is still eating liquid foods. So, it’s recommended to start on solid foods at 6 months.

Related: Check our 6-month healthy baby food ideas every mom should know here

  • However, if you would like your child to get introduced to them then a tablespoon per day is more than enough. He/she can try small portions of fruits, veggies, or even baby cereal.

 

4. Communication

  • At this stage, your baby starts copying sounds he/she hears.
  • Starts to babble by saying words like “ ga-ga-ga” or “ba-ba-ba”.

 

To Wrap Up

At 4 months old, your baby likes to express himself/herself with smiles, laughs, and maybe some babble talk. They are constantly exploring the world around them, and everything they say or do is a sign of their continuous development.

You can expect your baby’s motor skills to develop as he/she likes to reach out to things using their hands. They can also keep their head and chest steady without any support. Also, make sure you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on the best feeding frequency for optimal growth.

Enjoy those sweet moments with your baby!

 

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Our expert nurses will offer dedicated guidance and support to you at any stage of your child’s development. Call us now on 800 626 945 to learn more about how our Mother & Baby Program is the right fit for you.

 

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