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Health Information For Parents
Babies this age are learning how to interact with the world around them. To get your attention, your baby might cry, fuss, or squeal. To get a better view of the room, babies may use newfound strength to pull up on their arms while lying on the belly.
Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. There’s a wide range of what’s considered normal, so some babies gain skills earlier or later than others. Babies who were born prematurely reach milestones later. Always talk with your doctor about your baby’s progress.
Here are some things your baby might be doing:
As a parent, you are the best observer of your baby. Share your concerns — even little ones — with your baby’s doctor. Always tell the doctor if your baby:
Also, if you ever notice that your baby has lost skills he or she once had or shows weakness on one side of the body, tell your doctor.
Find out what this doctor’s visit will involve and what your baby might be doing by the fourth month.
Your baby is growing in many ways. Here’s what to expect this month.
Your baby is working on all five senses, understanding and anticipating more and more. How can you stimulate your baby’s senses?
Your baby’s range of sounds and facial expressions continues to grow, and your baby is also imitating sounds, which are the first attempts at speaking.
Is your baby is ready for solid foods? Learn how and when to get started.
Your infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.
Because your baby begins to show his or her personality during these months, your questions may move from simple sleeping and eating concerns to those about physical and social development.
At this age, kids are learning to roll over, reach out to get what they want, and sit up. Provide a safe place to practice moving and lots of interesting objects to reach for.
By this age, your baby should be on the way to having a regular sleep pattern, sleeping longer at night, and taking 2 or 3 naps during the day.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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