Development Stages of Your Baby: Fourth (4) Month of Development

Your baby needs many things after birth. Your baby, stepping into an endless world through the safe limits of the womb, is in a physical and psychological shock. Some scientists, such as Freud and Jung, evaluated this shock from a psychanaltic point of view and gave some ideal life recommendations. Further scientific research has made the recommendations for infant development more concrete. Nowadays, it is possible to easily learn from which angles your baby develops in each process and what your baby needs in order to realize this development perfectly.

Modern medicine and psychology offers you these conveniences. We are trying to give you information about baby development with the articles we prepared in light of scientific knowledge. If you want to learn about these topics, the articles on our website are for you! In today’s article, we will talk with you about the baby development in the 4th month. Continue reading the article to learn the most radical changes in the process and how you can support your baby.

Development Stages of Your Baby: Fourth (4) Month
Development Stages of Your Baby: Fourth (4) Month

What Happens To Your Baby in the 4. Month of His / Her Life?

In the 4th month of your baby’s life, a change you expect with great excitement is taking place. This change is about your baby’s speaking ability. Of course your baby is too small yet to literally express itself through words. However, in the 4th month of infant life, your baby has the advantage of being able to express small syllables. By combining syllables such as ba – ba – da – da – ma – ma, your baby, who can sometimes unwittingly pronounce words, will excite you. You can have your baby say mother or father during this process. But you don’t have to go over that much. In a short time your baby will be able to pronounce more words you want.

This month your baby develops his  or her language skills and improves his or her listening skills. Especially in this process, which language (s) you speak around your baby is important. Your baby has reached a level that can recognize the basic phrases of the mother tongue. In this process, some parents aim to teach their babies double mother tongue. If you look at the fact this can be a pretty enjoyable experience.

In the process, you can read your baby some books in order to make your baby’s relationship with language more intense and increase your baby’s listening skills. Reading books will also allow you to spend time alone with your baby.

Share the Responsibilities With Your Partner!

We know that you have many responsibilities as a mother in the development process of your baby. Breastfeeding is one of these responsibilities. Although breastfeeding allows you to maintain a warm communication with your baby, it may be exhausting over time. You may also have to assume other responsibilities for breastfeeding. Remember that you must share your responsibilities with your partner to manage a healthy infant development process.

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Do you avoid sudden movements while playing with your baby? When communicating with your baby during the early stages of your life, you should pay close attention to every aspect. Your baby’s brain structure is just beginning to develop in the 4th month of life. Your baby’s head is quite big, yet his brain is still small. Therefore, if you shake it too much while playing with your baby, there may be damage to various parts of your brain. Internal brain areas can be damaged by hitting the skull. This is called shaken baby syndrome. To avoid such a situation, rearrange your game routine with your baby.

Shaken baby syndrome, especially in the 4th month baby development process encountered. Because as the baby becomes aware of its surroundings, the ability to play develops, and therefore, parents begin to play various games with their children. Avoid shaken baby syndrome by being careful about your movements during the games you play with your baby. That is all you need to know about development threats in the 4. Month of your baby’s life. Read our other articles if you would like to learn other months of the development process.


Written by Lady Byron


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