4 Months Old Baby Milestone and Development
Hello there, new mamas! For those of you just tuning in, I am someone who is committed to sharing with you my own experiences during this crazy motherhood journey. And because of that, I wanted to talk a bit about 4 Months Old Baby Milestone and Development and how my baby grew so much in just four short months. Time really is fleeting, and it seems like just yesterday she was a newborn sleeping in my arms. And though every milestone is celebratory, the four-month mark really is something quite special all on its own.
These last four months have been one heck of an adventure, but certainly a beautiful one. Not only was it a challenge to figure out how to survive with a newborn without any help and with COVID-19. Remember, I am Italian, and my husband is Brazilian. And us living in Florida means we do not have any family locally for support. Nor did we have much parenting experience before our daughter was born, as I was the youngest child in my family, and my husband was an only child. But despite that reality, I will say that these were some of the most wonderful months with my baby girl and moments that I will cherish forever.
Babies at Four Months Old
Bouncing back to the 4 months old baby milestone and development , this is a big month for babies all across the globe! Sure, every child is different, but it is still an exciting period within childhood development for many reasons. Using Sofia as an example, she is so much more active and has an intense craving to explore the world around her. Some cute and funny things she does now is saying making more noises and sounds, aka screaming (LOL). Even still, she is working on putting sounds together, like mama. I am sure you can only imagine how proud I am of that! Some other common things babies begin doing at four months include laughing, smiling, and, most importantly, recognizing mom and dad.
As for my daughter, she was born with a curiosity bug in her. She literally wants to learn and absorb everything she can, especially the water bottle, for some reason. She is now able to hold her head straight, she actually wants to be seated, and to be honest, she would love to talk up a storm with the pediatrician if she could. He said before that as much as she wants to, it is still too early, and it would be better to teach her how to sit first.
Tips and Suggestions to Optimize This Developmental Time
- When it comes to getting your baby to master the seated position, there are a couple of things that you can do to encourage your baby to work on their seating position. What I do is count to three. Once I get to three, I pull her in a seated position and often laugh as I watch her put so much effort into it. And when she gets it, you should see that little glowing, proud smile of hers!
- Another thing you can do right now is talking to them about anything and everything. Even singing is excellent right now to stimulate their minds and help them develop. Sofia’s favorite song is Palloncino blu. I know it is Italian, but she has an Italian mom, so what do you expect?
- Do you have an animal in the house? If so, start making them part of your routine too, because babies begin to understand at four months what is around them. And let me tell you, it is fantastic to see Sofia and Roscoe (our dog) getting close and playing together.
- The last thing I experienced during the four-month mark is the dreaded sleeping regression. I read a lot about it, and it can be tough, especially if you are back at work. In fact, around three months, Sofia was sleeping very well, mostly waking up just one time each night and would sleep until about 7 am. However, now she is back to waking up around three to four times at night. I read that it should get better in about another month or so, but no luck yet. I’ll keep you posted on what that goes.
What about you? What was your experience? I would love to hear about your 4 months old baby milestone and development.
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