Developmental milestones for 4 months old : Social Development

Developmental milestones for 4 months old

I am way past due for this blog post, but it I still want to post about 4 month old baby development. I cannot believe my sweet baby girl is already 4.5 months old! Where did the time go? We are still in the middle of the baby honeymoon period. 4 month old development is so exciting and a 4 month old baby is a delight to be around. Once again, I turned to my trusty What To Expect the First Year book to find out what 4 month old baby milestones Audrey should be reaching and what 4 month old development looks like.

By the time a baby reaches 4 months old, she should be able to:

-lift head 90 degrees on stomach

-laugh out loud

-follow an object in an arc six inches above face

Audrey has reached even more 4 month old milestones than this. She can roll over both ways. She holds her head steady all the time, reaches for and holds objects, squeals in delight, turn in the direction of voices, babbles, razzes, bears weight on her legs (she LOVES to jump), gets upset when she drops her toys and can almost sit without any support.

If I compare her to Ethan, her 4 month old development is a little more advanced than Ethan’s was. That is ok, babies develop at different paces and girls tend to do things faster than boys. She has increasingly become more aware of her surroundings. Ethan is still her greatest source of laughter. She laughs at everything he does. We started her on oatmeal cereal and she ate it with no issues. In fact, she really enjoyed it. I have also started offering her a cup of breast milk and she takes that with no problems, either. Nursing has become a little more challenging because Audrey is so easily distracted. She often pauses to look around when she hears noises. Toys have started to play a role in her life. She loves playing with her baby toys and especially loves chewing on them!

We went to Audrey’s 4 month check-up. She weighs 16 pounds 5.6 ounces, which is above the 90th percentile and she is 26 inches long, which is also above the 90th percentile. The pediatrician confirmed Audrey has met all of her 4 month old milestones and Audrey got her vaccinations. She is doing great and I am treasuring these moments of babyhood!

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Of course you should talk to your OB first, but

by onepointfive

I too had a complicated pregnancy (because of ruptured membranes). I was on bed rest and actually induced at 34 weeks. My situation was totally different from yours because ruptured membranes increases the risk for infection but by 34 weeks the risk of prematurity is outweighed by the risk of infection.
Now, since you have preterm labor and not preterm premature rupture, you are not at risk for infection.
My baby was born at 34 weeks 4 days and is now 4 months old. He is very healthy, spunky, and charming and is making his developmental milestones on time. Now having said that, he did spend 5 days in the NICU (4 with external respiratory support - called CPAP) and a total of three weeks in the hospital

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