Milestones for your Four Month Old Baby

        4 month old milestones - babbling, different communicative criesImportant Milestones:

        Your Baby at Four Months

        How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 4 months.

        What most babies do at four months:

        Social and Emotional

        • Smiles spontaneously, especially at people
        • Likes to play with people and might cry when playing stops
        • Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning


        • Begins to babble
        • Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears
        • Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired

        Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)

        • Lets you know if she is happy or sad
        • Responds to affection
        • Reaches for toy with one hand
        • Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it
        • Follows moving things with eyes from side to side
        • Watches faces closely
        • Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance

        Movement/Physical Development

        • Holds head steady, unsupported
        • Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface
        • May be able to roll over from tummy to back
        • Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys
        • Brings hands to mouth
        • When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows

        Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child:

        • Doesn’t watch things as they move
        • Doesn’t smile at people
        • Can’t hold head steady
        • Doesn’t coo or make sounds
        • Doesn’t bring things to mouth
        • Doesn’t push down with legs when feet are placed on a hard surface
        • Has trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
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