Child development in 4 months
The fourth month of life can be called a transitional period, as the child more and more sensitively reacts to communication with him, looks at toys for longer, his movements become more confident, and some kids begin to try adult food.
For the fourth month of life the child is gaining in the weight of 700-800 grams (total weight gain for all time is about 3 kg). The smaller the child’s age, the faster his body weight increases. The older the baby becomes, the less is his monthly weight gain.
Starting with the second quarter (from 3 months), the child’s growth increases monthly 2.5 cm. So for the period from 3 to 4 months of life the baby will grow by 2.5 cm. For the elapsed period (from birth to 4 months), the body length increases by 10-12 cm.
The head circumference by the fourth month of life increases by 1.5 cm, and the circumference of the chest by 1.5-2 cm.
At 4 months of life the manual activity of the hands is actively developing: the kid actively draws the upper limbs towards the eyes, examines them, rubs the diaper, pillow, clothes.
The child’s movements become more focused, for example, a baby can take a toy, bring it to the face and look at it.
The kid reaches for toys that hang at arm’s length above his chest.