Your baby is four-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your four-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each baby is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your four-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your health care professional or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your baby moves his body in one or more of these ways:
Supports his head and upper body when lying on his stomach.
Turns his head easily from side to side.
Waves his arms and kicks his legs.
Brings hands to his mouth.
Grabs and shake hand toys.
Plays and explores with his fingers.
Your child’s health and safety.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends gradually introducing solid foods when a baby is about 6 months old. Your doctor, however, may recommend differently depending on your baby's nutritional needs. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any solid foods.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.