What should I be doing with my 4-month-old?
Four-month-olds have pretty good head control while sitting supported, and they can hold their head and chest upright while lying on their stomach during tummy time. They also can kick and push with their feet. Some babies have even figured out how to roll from tummy to back at this point.
What do 4-month-old babies do for fun?
To play with your 4-month-old and help her meet the milestones above, try the following activities.
- Make faces. …
- Let baby explore toys with his mouth. …
- Help baby stand on your legs. …
- Play with textures. …
- Put on a show.
What skills should a 4-month-old have?
A 4-month-old baby is expected to:
- Have well-established close vision.
- Increase eye contact with parents and others.
- Have beginning hand-eye coordination.
- Be able to coo.
- Be able to laugh out loud.
- Anticipate feeding when able to see a bottle (if bottle-fed)
- Begin to show memory.
- Demand attention by fussing.
How many naps should a 4 month take?
At 4 months, babies need 14-16 hours of sleep per 24 hours. This is typically broken into 11-12 hours of sleep at night and 3-4 hours of sleep during the day, divided into 3 naps.
How do I keep my 4 month old occupied?
Here’s how to get the most out of play-time with your four-month-old.
- Offer a toy. Hand her a toy that rattles or makes crinkly sounds and watch her reaction when she grabs it. …
- Go for a game. Bubbles are fascinating to babies. …
- Set up a playdate.
What do 4 month old babies think about?
From month four, babies start to make voluntary movements and can observe their environments from a position of a little more awareness. In this stage, they begin to become aware of what their bodies are capable of and to learn to take advantage of them. This new interest in movement starts their cognitive development.
What questions should I ask at my 4 month appointment?
Questions Your Baby’s Doctor May Ask
- Is your baby rolling over one way yet?
- Is your baby able to push up onto their forearms and lift their head yet?
- Does your baby have good head control when upright?
- Is your baby cooing or babbling yet?
- Does your baby respond to loud noises?
Can a 4 month old baby say mama?
According to Kids Health, you’ll first hear your baby utter “mama” between 8 and 12 months (they may say “dada” too, but you know you’re rooting for “mama.”) In general, you can count on anything that comes before that to be mostly nonsense and adorable babble.