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Baby month 4


4 month old baby development

By month four your baby has entered into what is often referred to as the "golden age" of babyhood; here's what you can expect to see:

She will be all smiles during the day, sleeping more during the night and because she has limited mobility she will stay where you put her; keeping her out of mischief – enjoy this while it lasts.

Your baby has become quite a chatterbox by now and will be keen to practice her vocal chords and cooing conversation with you.

The more time you interact with your little one, the better her skills will develop so sing, coo and laugh along; you'll have mastered all those long forgotten nursery rhymes before you know it.

Your baby at four months

She should be able to:

  • Lift her head up 90 degrees when on her stomach and hold her head steady
  • Bear her weight on her legs when being held up
  • Coo when you talk to her

She will probably be able to:

  • Smile spontaneously
  • Squeal in delight
  • Grasp a toy
  • Reach for an object
  • Bring both hands together
  • Raise her chest supported by her arms when on her stomach
  • Roll over (one way)

She may possibly be able to:

  • Imitate speech sounds, for example, "mama" and "dada". Practice makes perfect so form the words in front of her to give her an idea of how to do it herself - she will soon be copying everything you do
  • Turn in the direction of a voice (particularly mummy's)
  • She might have cut her first tooth. Plenty of grizzling and dribbling are a good indication that teething might be happening
  • Sit momentarily without support
  • Keep her head level with her body when pulled to a sitting position

What to expect from your baby at month 5

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