Baby Milestones At 4 Months

Ten Movement Milestones at 4 months

  • Follows and reacts to bright colors, movement and objects
  • Turns toward sounds
  • Shows interest in watching people’s faces
  • Smiles back when you smile
  • Rolls both ways (front to back, back to front)
  • Sits with, and then without support of her hands
  • Supports whole weight on legs
  • Reaches with one hand
  • Transfers object from hand to hand
  • Uses raking grasp (not pincer)

Three Visual Milestones at 4 months of age

  • Develops full color vision
  • Distance vision matures
  • Ability to track moving objects improves

Six Language Milestones at four months

  • Responds to own name
  • Begins to respond to “no”
  • Distinguishes emotions by tone of voice
  • Responds to sound by making sounds
  • Uses voice to express joy and displeasure
  • Babbles chains of consonants

Three Social and Emotional Milestones at four months

  • Enjoys social play
  • Interested in mirror images
  • Responds to other people’s expressions of emotion and appears joyful often

 

Seven Danger signs to report  in a four month old baby

  • Seems very stiff, with tight muscles
  • Seems very floppy, like a rag doll
  • Head still flops back when body is pulled up to a sitting position
  • Reaches with one hand only
  • Refuses to cuddle
  • Shows no affection for the person who cares for him
  • Doesn’t seem to enjoy being around people
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