4 Month Old Milestones

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Month 4

Month 4

“I’m using and searching for my toys, and love your hugs and kisses”


I can hold my head steady, unsupported

My legs are strong and pushing down when I 'stand'

When I'm on my tummy I will try and roll over to my back

My toys are great, I can shake them and swiming at dangling ones

See my new trick I can bring hands to mouth

Look at me I can push myself up on my elbows

Do you love the sound of my babbling?
My babbling is me copying what I am hearing
You know my cries are different to show hunger, pain, or being tired



Now I can let you know if I am happy or sad

I love to respond to your hugs & kisses

My new skill is I can reach a toy with one hand

My hands and eyes work as a team, I see a toy and reach for it

Look at my eyes following moving things from side to side

Your faces are amazing to me so I watch closely

Every day I recognize more familiar people and things at a distance



Source: Milestone moments. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at:

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