The personality of your 4 month old baby is probably much more evident now. At the end of this month, he can laugh out loud and try to keep a conversation going. Try to imitate your baby’s smile and communicate with him. It is also time to learn how to protect your 4 month old baby from diseases.
4 Month Old Baby: Sleep Patterns and Tips
Your baby can sleep for a total of 11 to 14 hours a day, including daytime sleep.
In this period, he may begin to wake by himself. If possible, give him some time to see if he can sleep on his own again.
How can nutrition support your baby’s immune system?
Your baby’s immune system needs important nutrients. Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients are important for a healthy immune system. Here’s how different nutrients can help your baby’s immune system:
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are energizing nutrients that forms the structure of cell membrane and supports growth and development.
Vitamins and minerals are the key factors in many important metabolic processes occurring in our body. For example; zinc plays a fundamental role in the normal growth and functioning of many cells and tissues, including immune system cells.
Breastfeeding is the best way to create your baby’s immune system.
4 Month Old Baby Health
Your baby’s doctor controls are probably part of your monthly program now. These visits are important for you and your 4 month old baby.
Doctor controls are an important opportunity to make sure that your baby shows adequate growth and development and to ask any questions you may have.
During these visits your baby will need vaccinations. (All vaccinations you may have missed will be completed)
Some organisms that cause childhood diseases can still affect your baby. Regular vaccination is still the only way to protect your baby; as it is now, it will be in the coming years. Therefore, have your 4 month old baby’s vaccines in order to keep him healthy.
Your 4 month old baby’s language skills
- There are many ways to help your baby develop language skills and understanding.
- Talk to your child often when you dress, feed or bathe him.
- Encourage your baby to turn his head in that direction when he hears a sound.
- Repeat the sounds frequently and try to make your baby mimic these sounds.
4 Month Old Baby Development: Critical Points
Each baby develops at different speeds. You don’t have to worry if your baby does something late or earlier than other babies of the same age. Here is an overview of what your baby can do in the fourth month:
- Rolling over face down or vice versa
- Combine hands
- Laugh loudly
- Searching for sounds
- Respond to the close environment