Your Child’s Development: 4 Monthsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-milestones_development_4months_enHD_1.jpgDoctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. Here are some things your baby might be doing this month.4 months, development, milestones, baby, communication, language, skills, movement, physical development, social and emotional development, thinking and learning, know the signs, autism04/25/201604/05/201704/05/2017Rhonda S. Walter, MD06/14/201623576ee5-6886-4018-ae0c-cc60ce788365https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/development-4mos.html/<p>Babies this age are learning how to interact with the world around them. To get your attention, your baby might cry, fuss, or squeal. To get a better view of the room, babies may use newfound strength to pull up on their arms while lying on the belly.</p> <p>Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. There's a wide range of what's considered normal, so some babies gain skills earlier or later than others. Babies who were born&nbsp;<a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/preemies.html/">prematurely</a>&nbsp;reach milestones later. Always talk with your doctor about your baby's progress.</p> <p>Here are some things your baby might be doing:</p> <h4>Communication and Language Skills</h4> <ul> <li>babbles with expression as a way to get your attention</li> <li>smiles, laughs, squeals, and blows bubbles</li> <li>begins to coo in response to your coos</li> <li>stares at your mouth as you speak</li> <li>has different cries for hunger, tiredness, or pain</li> </ul> <h4>Movement and Physical Development</h4> <ul> <li>rolls from front to back</li> <li>begins to reach and grasp for objects</li> <li>bring toys to the mouth, often with a two-handed grasp</li> <li>has good head control when sitting</li> <li>holds up the head and chest, supported by the arms, while on tummy</li> </ul> <h4>Social and Emotional Development</h4> <ul> <li>smiles when something pleasing happens, such as a belly tickle, and responds to affection</li> <li>initiates social interaction with coos or babbles</li> <li>self-soothes, such as sucking on a fist when hungry</li> <li>gets excited when a caregiver approaches</li> </ul> <h4>Cognitive Skills (Thinking and Learning)</h4> <ul> <li>is easily distracted by surroundings (for example, a baby that used to be focused on nursing or sucking from a bottle is now interrupted by the slightest noise)</li> <li>starts to predict routines (for example, stops crying when placed in a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursing-positions.html/">nursing position</a> or flexes hips in anticipation of a diaper change)</li> <li>repeats behaviors that produce a desired effect, such as batting a toy to move it</li> <li>grasps and examines own hands</li> <li>explores toys by grasping, mouthing, and looking at them</li> </ul> <h3>When to Talk to Your Doctor</h3> <p>As a parent, you are the best observer of your baby. Share your concerns &mdash;&nbsp;even little ones&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;with your baby's doctor. Always tell the doctor if your baby:</p> <ul> <li>regularly babbles, but then suddenly stops</li> <li>cannot maintain head control when held in a supported position&nbsp;</li> <li>doesn't notice when people enter the room&nbsp;</li> <li>doesn't swipe at nearby toys</li> <li>doesn't respond to voices or other pleasing sounds</li> </ul> <p>Also, if you ever notice that your baby has lost skills he or she once had or shows weakness on one side of the body, tell your doctor.</p>El desarrollo de su hijo: 4 mesesLos médicos se basan en ciertos hitos evolutivos para saber si un bebé se está desarrollando según lo que cabe esperar. Hay una gran variabilidad en lo que se considera normal, de modo que algunos bebés adquieren habilidades antes y otros lo hacen después.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/development-4mos-esp.html/bd6c6ae0-aa9e-492f-bb3c-c79c6e8e9dc2
Communication and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldYour baby's range of sounds and facial expressions continues to grow, and your baby is also imitating sounds, which are the first attempts at speaking.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/c47m.html/e70bd1e9-c8ff-4812-be70-f223b4769b20
Feeding Your 4- to 7-Month-OldIs your baby is ready for solid foods? Learn how and when to get started.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/feed47m.html/1d8d9f97-7488-4301-b9e8-8f75d4462e43
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldYour infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/learn47m.html/2432a854-028b-4052-abde-255b5dea3f73
Medical Care and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldBecause your baby begins to show his or her personality during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical and social development.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/med47m.html/c32d222a-bdc8-48ce-aa57-0f6c2d8a4439
Movement, Coordination, and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldAt this age, kids are learning to roll over, reach out to get what they want, and sit up. Provide a safe place to practice moving and lots of interesting objects to reach for.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/move47m.html/9759da63-550a-472d-98c1-eaafbe326bcc
Sleep and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldBy this age, your baby should be on the way to having a regular sleep pattern, sleeping longer at night, and taking 2 or 3 naps during the day.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sleep47m.html/09851fbb-44e6-4d18-907c-e36db668b800
Your Baby's Growth: 4 MonthsYour baby is growing in many ways. Here's what to expect this month.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/grow47m.html/2abdfdca-3261-4c23-9f9a-730aa12389ee
Your Baby's Hearing, Vision, and Other Senses: 4 MonthsYour baby is working on all five senses, understanding and anticipating more and more. How can you stimulate your baby's senses?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sense47m.html/73a0ed6b-dc66-4fae-a9a0-1c80edd9ac8f
Your Child's Checkup: 4 MonthsFind out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your baby might be doing by the fourth month.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/checkup-4mos.html/81c1710a-629b-403d-a903-5b53c1a8e2cf
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