4-Month-Old Baby

Life for baby is all about playtime! Baby’s laughing and reaching -- and doing tons of gnawing. While you two play on the floor, baby is probably showing off some newfound athletic abilities, such as rolling and pushing up. Not getting yourself to the gym, mama? Baby is showing you how it's done (and he has the growth to show for it)! Use him as your own little motivator and personal-trainer-in-the-making. Why not get down on the floor and do some exercises of your own?

4 month old baby
your baby is 4 months old!
  • He sleeps about 15 hours a day, taking 2 to 3 naps.
  • He breastfeeds or bottle-feeds every 3 to 5 hours, and may be ready to start solids soon. Check with his doctor first.
  • He has gained an extra 1 to 1.25 pounds, and is likely to go through a growth spurt this month.
  • He probably can roll from his stomach to his back and push up to his elbows.
  • He loves to reach for toys!
  • Baby might have begun teething, which means you’re probably finding drool on everything he touches!
  • Play peekaboo and make funny faces to get baby giggling.

  • Medical information was reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD, pediatrician at Pediatrics of New York, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Director of Programming at HealthiNation.com.

    Reminder: Medical info on The Bump is FYI only and doesn't replace a visit to a medical professional.