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4 month old's developing tips

4 month old's developing tips

4 months

At four months old your baby's development will be speeding up. Along with improved senses, they will likely be going through the early stages of speech development and may even have the early signs of their first teeth.

If you listen carefully to your baby’s babble you may be able to make out vowel and consonant sounds: p and b sounds when they’re unhappy and guttural sounds like j and k when they’re happy. They may also be able to imitate the sounds you make now, so if you say boo, they may try to say it back.

Help your baby develop in month four:

  • You can stimulate your baby's sense of touch using a variety of materials. Try using fur, tissue, felt, velvet and towelling, or look for books that make touching a part of the reading experience
  • Your baby is more playful now, so encourage them to explore and play with a variety of objects. A clean muslin square will occupy your baby for a few minutes. Watch them suck on it, hold it, and discover what happens when they scrunch it up. Give them a light rattle and watch them delight in the sound it makes when they shake it
  • Introduce music to your baby with a baby class, as there is growing evidence that active involvement in music can have positive benefits for children’s intellectual and social development
  • It can be a good moment to introduce toys that play music or that can be played, such as a baby Xylophone or a drum. You didn’t like the peace and quiet, anyway...

Make photos of your babbling baby, upload to the App. Write briefly about your games with the little one.

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