Typical 4-month-old infants are expected to develop certain physical and mental skills. These skills are called milestones.
All children develop a little differently. If you are concerned about your child's development, talk to your child's health care provider.
PHYSICAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
The typical 4-month-old baby should:
SENSORY AND COGNITIVE SKILLS
A 4-month-old baby is expected to:
You can encourage development through play:
Normal childhood growth milestones - 4 months; Childhood growth milestones - 4 months; Growth milestones for children - 4 months
Feigelman S. The first year. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elevier; 2011:chap 8.
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