4 Months Baby Development Index
Movement and head control
At this young age your little one is able to bring their hand to the mouth. When lying on their stomach, they will push up to their elbows and are able to hold their head up without support. They might be able to roll over onto their back. If you place their feet on the hard surface, they will push down on their legs. You need to encourage your baby to roll over by putting them on a hard surface.
Sight, hearing and awareness
Some of the ways you’ll see your little one learning to connect with the people around them is at 4 months they will smile spontaneously, try copying your movements and facial expressions and they like to play with others and may get upset when playtime stops. Some tips for parents: share your little one’s interest by looking and pointing and try to smile at your baby and speak to them in a kind voice.
Social, emotional and communication
Their cries will start to sound different if they are hungry, in pain or tired. At 4 months, they will babble and copy the sounds that they hear. Therefore, when your baby cries, respond as soon as possible and repeat the sound your baby makes back to them.
They will begin to recognize objects and people they are familiar with from a distance. They will track moving objects with their eyes by following them side to side. You can help them to develop her hand-eye coordination by leaving toys nearby and speak to your baby during your everyday routines and talk to her about what you notice.
4 months baby development how to care
- Bloating: When bloating, the baby’s abdomen will be more prominent, especially when the baby is held, the abdomen will sag. You can use massage techniques to relieve your baby’s bloating symptoms.
- Rotavirus: The symptoms of rotavirus diarrhea include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea without blood. The diarrhea is white like rice soup or diluted yellow-green egg-like. When your baby has these symptoms, he should be sent to the hospital for examination in time.
- Food allergies: Allergies are the most common phenomenon in the process of adding complementary foods. Diarrhea and vomiting are also symptoms that are very prone to occur when food supplements are added incorrectly. If the baby has severe erythema or diarrhea, they should go to the hospital for examination.
- Drooling: From 3-4 months, the baby’s saliva secretion increases and drooling begins. You should help them wipe off the saliva in time, and don’t let them be a dirty baby.
- Baby touch: Touching not only promotes the baby’s skin development, but also promotes the development of the baby’s sensory nervous system during the massage process, and enhances the emotional bond between the baby and mother.