Your 4-Week-Old Baby s Development


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Developmental guidelines simply show what your baby has the potential to accomplish – if not right now, then soon. If your baby was premature, keep in mind that kids born early usually need a bit more time to meet their milestones. If you have any questions at all about your baby’s development, ask your healthcare provider. Look back.

Look ahead. As a general rule, your baby’s development starts at the top his head and works downward. So as time goes on he’ll learn how to control his head and neck, followed by his arms, torso, then. Your 4 Week Old Baby’s Development & Growth Milestones Your little one is only a month old but she’s already an eating machine, taking in about 4 ounces during each of her eight to 12 meals a day.

This is tiring for you, Mama, but don’t worry, there’s a light at the end of this midnight feeding tunnel. Right now your little one has very little head control, so it is important to always support your baby’s head and neck when carrying them and while feeding Your baby’s hearing at 4 weeks Your baby’s hearing is now fully developed too, which means they will begin to listen to the source of voices and notice when you’re making loud noises around them. How should a 4-week-old baby be physically developing? By the four-week mark, your baby will start growing one inch per month and gaining 140-200 grams a week.

Their hearing is also fully developed after one month, which means they will begin to listen for the source of sounds and notice when you’re making loud noises around the room. Learn more fascinating facts about your 4-week-old’s development. Your life: Mixed feelings Even when you’re the happiest person on earth to be a new parent, it’s common to have nagging feelings of disappointment. You spent nine months imagining what your baby would be like, and the reality may not be exactly what you expected. Your Baby Is 4 Weeks Old!

Time to break out your silliest faces — baby loves watching you make funny expressions. She’s also drawn to contrasting patterns and light sources, so pick up some mobiles and baby toys with complex shapes for when your facial muscles tire. Newborn Baby Week 4 – Growth and Development. Feeding: 4 week old baby feeding schedules are getting better. Your baby is growing bigger and sucking more efficiently.

The nursing sessions are likely to get shorter as the baby grows. With each passing week, the baby’s tummy also grows and so, it can hold more milk. If your baby’s cheeks are full of angry red bumps or white pustules this week, you’re in good company. While the cause isn’t clear, the timing is pretty standard, showing up two to four weeks after birth. For many, it clears up as quickly as it appeared—your first chance to be amazed at how quickly babies.

Your baby’s development at four weeks old There will be an amazing moment – probably this week – when your baby discovers their hands and/or feet – possibly by accidentally whacking themselves with them. They won’t know what they are yet, though, as your baby doesn’t yet know they are a separate person from you.

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The typical baby first lifts her head while on her tummy at about two months old, then supports herself on her hands, sits up, crawls, stands, and shifts her weight from one leg to the other, all the while learning to use both sides of her body cooperatively.

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Around the time of the first brain growth spurt at three to four weeks, a baby begins to follow a ball with her eyes and grasp a soft object placed in her hand.

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In the first stages (birth to three months) the infant’s sucking, rooting, grasping, smiling, gazing, cuddling, and visual tracking are viewed as his or her efforts to maintain closeness with the mother.

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This chapter describes the first two years in the development of body and brain—the physical growth, muscle control, and cortex maturation that make the toddler a much different person from the newborn.

“The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence” by Kathleen Stassen Berger
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Thus the anticipated developmental skills of a 9-month-old baby (chronological age) born 3 months early at 28 weeks’ gestation are more like those of a 6-month-old baby (corrected age).

“Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics E-Book: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access” by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden
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In the first stage, during the first 3 months of life, infants engage in a variety of behaviors, including sucking, rooting, grasping, smiling, gazing, cuddling, crying, and visual tracking or following, which serve to maintain closeness with a caregiver or bring the caregiver to the infant.

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Evidence suggests that the baby usually takes about 45–55 minutes to find the way to its mother’s breast using the primal reflexes such as stepping, crawling, grasping and, of course, rooting for the first latch and feed.

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By the age of six months most infants are able to belly crawl with raised head, progressing to full-fledged crawling by nine months.

“The Reciprocating Self: Human Development in Theological Perspective” by Jack O. Balswick, Pamela Ebstyne King, Kevin S. Reimer
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Moreover, the transition process of being mother to a new infant is different in the second and third months from the process in the first month (Pridham & Chang, 1992).

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Jan Riordan
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In the next period of development, beginning at age eight months, your baby will reveal herself as a “sitter” or a “crawler.”

“Montessori from the Start: The Child at Home, from Birth to Age Three” by Paula Polk Lillard, Lynn Lillard Jessen
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  • Hello mama can I stop water to my 2 months baby can I give him gripe water what is good for gaining weight for my baby reply me soon

  • ok, but why? what’s the reason for this? Will he not be able to build strength later without doing this? Do we have bad time, so that we have to do this quickly? We do this, only to pass time? What’s the reason for doing this?

  • My daughter is 4 weeks this week and is doing so well. I’ve had to formula feed due to mental health, but she and I have been bonding through bottle feeding just fine. As for my body, it’s a lot for me to get used to. I’ve battled with body dysmorphia for pretty much my entire life and I’m trying so hard not to beat myself up. Other than that, I love being my little girl’s mommy.

  • Had a emergency c section that didnt go so well. They ended up cutting on me before my second epidural kicked in. Then my incision opened up and im still healing from that. But other than that nightmare. My baby girl is doing great. And only wakes up twice in the middle of the night for feedings.

  • I had terrible colic everyday at 6 pm. Back in the day, when a baby cried, they gave the baby a bottle. Many times, colic can be caused be reflux so that was the wrong thing to. I needed massage and tummy time. Such a simple remedy.

  • Wow what an awesome channel, it’s my first baby and I just adore our little girl who turned 4 weeks on Monday. Thanks for the great videos really comforting to see all the other moms and their stories

  • These videos are so good I’m struggling so much one month in. Had traumatic delivery with 2L blood loss and I just feel so weak and all my bones hurt. I wish I had a maid and cook etc someone to look after me so I could look after baby. Despite having husband it never feels enough ��

  • At which point in the video were you going to put the babies on their tummies and show us the “Tummy time exercises”????????????? ��

  • Eye contact is good with the baby even right away. They are very smart and like to see a happy face and someones eyes and it comforts them too

  • My little girl is 4 weeks on Thursday and still only weighing a teeny tiny 6lb 3oz! My delivery was horrific so recovery is slow going for me but I’m getting there now and baby is doing amazing

  • How different are times now!! My 43 year old son I was taught to sleep him on his tummy!! So he would not choke on spit up or vomit! Times have certainly changed x

  • To loft the head we are not using abdominal muscles.. we are using the erector spinae muscles on the posterior side of the body. Still core muscles but totally opposite from abdominals

  • Please don’t do this to newborn 8 weeks

    Their neck muscle and abdominal muscle is not developed enough

    Unlike adult, babies have abdominal thoracal breathing pattern in which they use abdominal muscle to initiate breath and expand diaphragm, the only time newborn 2mo need to be lie on back is when you are burping them and even then not on the floor or blanket (you hold them gently)

  • Doing this every diaper change is a genius idea! My baby hated tummy time, but doing tummy time every diaper change for a minute from birth will definitely teach them to tolerate it.

  • My baby is 5 weeks. He is active but not recognise my face. He feel the light and looks upon the tube light. Do I consult the doctor?

  • My baby sleeps all day then from 8pm to 11 or 12 he is awake and very fussy while he is awake so I make him do his tummy time then.

  • My baby was 4 weeks last Wednesday but is wanting a bottle sometime every hour and a half. �� This 2-3 hours never really applied to him.

  • My baby turned a month old today and I wish I can say it’s gotten a bit easier but it feels like a new hurdle comes along just when I start getting used to things. For instance, baby seems to poop a whole lot now which means he’s ALWAYS hungry. I won’t lie, sometimes it can get a bit much but I seem to manage well because of my awesome support system at home. Personally, I’ve healed and feel so much better so I’m hoping to be more involved with baby other than just feeding. Thanks for helping me on my journey, Channel Mum ��

  • My 4 week old baby gurl is doing well too. She sleeps so much. & wakes up 2 or 3 times during the night and goes straight back to sleep. But during the day she loves being on my boob! Always hungry! Lol. As for me, i hate looking in the mirror!!!��

  • I had a 15 month old in therapy with severe reflux. I had to be inventive to get her to do tummy time. I place her on her tummy and of course she raised her head and wanted up. So a placed a doll just out of her reach and made it into a game. She reached for the doll and at the same time flexed the muscles in her tummy. She laughed while trying to reach the doll. Of course I let her play with it for a bit as a reward for reaching. I offered other toys and cookies. You have to be more inventive with older children bc they are more mobile.

  • I always feel so supported whenever I watch this channel. I did not realize how much I’m affected by how my body has changed until this video. I am starting to think about getting back to myself. Thanks Channel Mum.

  • I miss sleeping 2 hrs straight! My baby girl is 4 weeks today and she’s the best thing to ever happen to me. My hubby works in another city so I’m literally doing everything by myself. It’s very hard but I’m just hoping I can keep my patience up. God never gives us more than we can handle.

  • My baby’s the best but she cries every single time I put her down somewhere, she only settles in my arm. I’m all alone with her too, it’s so much work! I can’t wait for her to grow up, haha ��

  • I absolutely love this channel I followed it all the way through my pregnancy to now having a month old baby, it gives me so much reassurance that I’m doing things correctly ��

  • So many ignorant people in this comment section. Just because people didn’t do something a certain way in the past, does not mean the new ways of doing things are wrong. As humans, we must constantly learn and improve the way we do things. Sure, you can do things the old way, and it may turn out fine, but it isn’t for the best. If your baby doesn’t tolerate being on their stomach on a surface, then just hold the baby against your chest so they can practice using their neck muscles that way.
    As for the sleeping on their backs, it reduces risk of suffocation and death. Why risk it? Don’t ignore this advice, it could cost your child’s life. That should be enough motivation to follow it. No matter how big or small the risk, why risk at all, when it comes to your child’s life?
    At the end of the day, ask your pediatrician for advice if you are curious about the necessity of things like in this video.

  • We do daily tummy time with the NICU preemies as part of their therapy and some of them actually don’t mind it at all (which means that they do what they’re supposed to without fussing and/or crying). And then we’ve got the micro-screamers and the micro-screamers absolutely hate tummy time so they just lay there on their bellies and scream their heads off the entire time until tummy time is over. Luckily since the micro-screamers voices are still extremely low and weak due to their prematurity, all the other preemies in the room can still get their sleep/rest without being disturbed, Lol.

  • You should this every time you diaper change and let them get a good fit on every time so they get stronger don’t pick them up the minute they start fussing!!!

  • Can’t believe my bubba is almost turning 4 weeks old!!! Feels like just yesterday when I watched all the Channel Mum vids and all while preggers too. The smiling, cooing and his personality is really starting to shine through. Thank you God for choosing me to be this lil one’s Mama #grateful #livinmabestlife

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  • Watched all of channel mum while pregnant as it helped so much. I cant wait to watch these videos week by week. My baby girl was born 6 weeks early so may be a little behind but love the info!

  • In this video you can find out all you need to know about your 4 week old baby’s development. Let us know how you and your baby are getting on in the comments below!

  • damn I thought this was for cats. I have a 4 week old kitten who we rescued from the walls I was reading online that over feeding can give her diarrhea and when she wakes up after an hour nap just because I had to move she wants to eat but I was told by the vet every 4 hours…..she claws and bits my hand when she’s hungry I don’t mind the biting but she got really sharp nails.