Here's what you might notice your baby doing
between the ages of 4 months and 6 months of age.
- Is active, playful, and gregarious.
- Reaches and grasps some objects.
- Shakes rattle when placed in hand.
- Carefully studies objects placed in
- Puts everything into mouth.
- Plays contentedly with fingers and
- Usually sleeps through the night.
- Acknowledges bottle gleefully.
- Laughs and giggles while playing and
- Basks in attention.
- Just begins to realize objects exist
even when out of sight.
- Turns head purposefully in response to
- Smiles and coos when talked to.
- Rolls from side to side.
- Holds up chest when lying on tummy.
- Supports head when held in sitting
- Sits with support for longer periods.
- Enjoys using the legs in kicking
- Focuses clearly.
- Fascinated with mirror image.
Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe
exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's
development. While certain behaviors and physical milestones
tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and
behavior for each age is normal. These guidelines are
offered as a way of showing a general progression through
the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements
for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly
natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and
other milestones later than the general trend.
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health