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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Smiles spontaneously, especially at people image
  • Likes to play with people and might cry when playing stops video clip
  • Copies some movements and facial expressions, like smiling or frowning video clip

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

  • Begins to babble video clip
  • Babbles with expression and copies sounds he hears video clip
  • Cries in different ways to show hunger, pain, or being tired image

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Lets you know if he is happy or sad image 1  image 2
  • Responds to affection video clip
  • Reaches for toy with one hand image
  • Uses hands and eyes together, such as seeing a toy and reaching for it image
  • Follows moving things with eyes from side to side image 1  image2
  • Watches faces closely image
  • Recognizes familiar people and things at a distance video clip

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

  • Holds head steady, unsupported image
  • Pushes down on legs when feet are on a hard surface image
  • May be able to roll over from tummy to back image 1  image 2  image 3
  • Can hold a toy and shake it and swing at dangling toys image
  • Brings hands to mouth video clip
  • When lying on stomach, pushes up to elbows image

4 Month Checklist (English)

4 Month Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your baby's doctor at every well-baby visit about the milestones your baby has reached and what to expect next. 
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Baby at 4 Months

    Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by 4 months.
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • MM - WW (month, full weeks)
  • What Most Babies Do by this Age:

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