4 Months

As your baby’s fourth month begins, you will see some truly awesome changes. This is when your baby begins to:

  • Lift her head and chest when she’s on her tummy, and extend her arms.
  • Try to grasp objects with fingers and palm now that her hands are open.
  • Laugh out loud when tickled or during social games.
  • Show anticipation and excitement by breathing heavily.
  • Turn his head to find out where a sound comes from.


Learn about the Development Milestones for this stage:

Baby: Overview

4 months

She'll move her arms and legs more, reach for things and enjoy looking at objects. She'll also be making cooing sounds, like "ooh" and "aah," and will enjoy listening to you talk to her. Whenever you're with her, carry on a running conversation - you're actually helping her learn to talk by letting her hear lots of language sounds.
Things to Remember about Infancy
Your baby forms a "secure attachment" to you as you respond well to your child's needs and care for her. Babies need to know they can rely on you for consistent care. The routines and rituals you establish are part of the secure base you provide for your baby. This attachment becomes part of the brain's wiring and sets the basic model for all future close relationships.

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