By this time, you have already been breastfeeding for a few months. You have seen your little one begin to grow. It is very exciting! However, it may also be a little bit confusing when it comes to feeding him the right foods for his development. Some of the foods that you are probably used to feeding him will not do him too much good and could actually hinder his development rather than help him.
4 Month Old Development and Activities
Your 4 month old can be described as a very active little one. He is constantly moving, playing, and exploring. The next thing you need to do is to find the best toys to keep him busy during the day and provide him with the most stimulating and interesting toys to stimulate his mind and allow him to become mentally active.
During this stage of development, babies are still learning a lot about the world around them. By this time, he should already be able to recognize colors, shapes and the names of all the objects in his surroundings. By this time, he should already be capable of understanding when he puts his toys down and knows which one he should pick up next. This ability is called object recognition. You must provide your babies with toys that are most appropriate for this stage of his development.
By this time, your 4 month old baby is capable of holding his own head up with his own two hands and can sit up with his own two legs. By this time, he is ready for learning how to walk. So you should take time to put him on a short stroller or a basic baby stroller so he can begin learning walking in the forth and fifth month. At this point, he should be ready for a stroller with a harness so he won’t have to worry about dangling.
Rattles are very attractive to babies and they love to imitate the sound of a rattle. Rattles are not only fun to carry around, but they are also educational. Your baby might start imitating the sound of the rattle even before he is old enough to hold it. Rattles are great toys for this period of development because they encourage your baby to learn the sounds of rattles, as well as other sounds that he might encounter along the way.
By this time, babies can hold their own little hands and can say “no” with their little voice. By this time, your 4 month old child learns that his little hands are where he will get something he wants, such as food or his blanket. He will start to build his own little store in his brain by using his little hands to hold on to these objects.
By this time, your little one may try to get his own little spoon out of his mouth. He will also attempt to pop things in his mouth, which is quite entertaining to your baby. Your baby may even try to roll over, which is another form of interaction. By this time, your baby may have already developed the ability to roll over, just like adults, when they turn over.
These are just a few examples of the activities your baby may be engaged in at this stage in his development. The most important thing is that your baby gets plenty of interaction every day. This will help to promote his cognitive skills, as well as his hand-eye coordination. When you start to see these skills being promoted, then you know that your baby needs to be playing with different types of things, not just common illnesses.