Now it really gets fun! By now, your baby is probably smiling at you and expecting you to smile back. This is a proud visit as your child continues to amaze you with new developmental achievements. We will continue to discuss ways to stimulate your baby’s continued development. We will also develop a strategy to help you raise a healthy eater and sleeper.
All babies develop at different rates. Please do not be discouraged or worried, if your child has not achieved the following milestones by 4 months.
At this age, your child should:
Four month old babies produce a great deal of saliva at this age. Also, anything in their hands will end up in their mouth. These behaviors are often misconstrued as signs of teething. Usually, infants begin teething between 6 – 18 months.
Bottle-fed infants begin solid foods at four months. Breast fed infants may remain exclusively breast-fed until six months or can introduce solid foods between 4-6 months. Please click on Starting Solid Foods in the blog for more information.