• Baby Milestone Markers: 4-5 Months

    Your baby's definitely growing up at 4-5 months! Read on to learn more about what developmental milestones to expect.
  • PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Makes swimming motions, resulting in movements around her crib
    • Starts to balance head steadily in different positions
    • Brings feet to mouth (watch out for sucking on toes)
    • Lifts both arms and feet while lying on stomach
    • May move by rocking, twisting, or rolling
    • Can distinguish between smells
    • Brings objects to mouth
    • May be able to hold bottle with both hands
     
    COGNITIVE AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Has responsive periods of one hour or more
    • Interested in making new sounds
    • Deliberately imitates sounds and movements 
    • Can squeal, grunt, and make “raspberries”
    • Deliberately imitates sounds and movements
     
    SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Laughs when playing
    • May cry if playing is disrupted
    • Tries to gain attention by smiling and vocalizing
    • Likes to play at mealtime
    • Imitates facial expression
    • Waves arms to be picked up

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