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BABY GROWTH PROGRESS IN 30 MONTHS

The complete information about baby growth progress month by month with all explanation according to baby development.

MONTH 4th

Please keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, he has his own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with his health care provider.

Brain Development

Thanks to modern technology, we know more about early brain development than ever before. Empirical research has confirmed what every parent already knows intuitively: early experiences are critical for shaping how babies think and learn.

When you held your baby for the first time, he was born with an astonishing 100 billion brain cells. These cells will be connected in networks as the brain matures. And by his third birthday, his brain has formed about 1000 trillion connections. How these connections are formed is based upon baby -- his developing interests, his discoveries, his learning about the world.

You are the First Teacher

This month, watch how baby watches you. By studying your face, your eyes, and your expressions, baby is learning. When he bats at a toy or holds a rattle, neural connections are being formed. Incredibly, these are the same connections that may help him one day to hit a baseball, solve an arithmetic problem or strum a guitar.

Sometimes parents get so excited about their young baby’s developing skills, they encourage certain types of play. We understand this sort of excitement. It is hard to believe how much baby can do already.

Watch baby and learn what sorts of activities baby is attracted to on his own. If baby likes to lie on his back and bat at toys, lie beside him and talk about what he is doing. If baby likes to be held upright, bounce him a bit and talk to him about what he is seeing. You know better than anyone what your child likes to do. By supporting his natural interests, you are showing respect for his development as a unique individual.

Massage

Touch is a powerful way to support baby’s early brain development and your loving relationship. Cuddling your baby when he is upset or stroking his head as he falls asleep actually releases hormones that are important for his growth.

Studies have shown that babies who are regularly massaged gain weight faster and have deeper periods of sleep. Cortisol, a stress hormone that inhibits growth, is found to be produced less by infants who are regularly massaged by their primary caregivers. By making massage part of baby’s routine, you may be surprised one day by his little hands wanting to lovingly massage your weary parental shoulders after a long day. It is not a bad family tradition to start!

A Little Book Worm

A child is never too young to appreciate a good book. His way of enjoying a book right now may be by touching the hard cover, trying to turn the pages, looking at you reading to him, and even taking a taste of the pages.

His interest in books at this age may appear to be fleeting, but even a few precious seconds with a book make a lasting impression. Keep reading to him. The gentle sound of your voice, especially with sing-song or rhythmic text, the closeness of being on your lap and the experience of touching the book are very exciting for him.

Choose books that are short, have sturdy pages and are about things that are interesting to him. We have a selection of popular books chosen by our panel of child readers.

One day soon, he will start to be more interested in the sounds you are making and the objects that these sounds represent. It won’t be long before he will be picking up a book, handing it to you to read to him and practicing to say the sounds -- over and over.

Rolling Over

Around this time, some babies roll over. As with all milestones, there is a huge age range as to when babies roll over. Some studies have questioned whether babies are rolling over later with the current emphasis on putting them on their backs to sleep. Obviously, the importance of preventing SIDS is the bottom line. Still, it is important to keep putting baby on his tummy for short periods of time to play and build his muscles.

The first time baby rolls over is usually from tummy to back. The round shape of his tummy allows for fun side-to-side rocking and then a roll over. This feat can be startling for baby. Some babies will immediately roll over again and others won’t repeat the milestone for weeks.

You can support baby by placing him on his tummy and showing him one of his favorite toys just out of reach. In the process of stretching to get it, he may roll over again.

Teething

The first pearly whites usually do not show themselves for a few more months, but for some babies, they can make their appearance as early as three months. Heredity is a strong factor, so check with your family history for a clue as to when your child’s baby teeth will appear.

Some babies have a bulging gum or ridge for weeks before the tooth appears, while other babies wake up one morning with a tooth out of nowhere. The degree of unpleasantness for baby that accompanies teething varies.

Signs of teething include:

Drooling (which may go on for weeks before the tooth appears) a facial rash as a result of excessive drooling biting objects to satisfy achy gums irritability which unfortunately often is expressed in the middle of the night refusal to nurse or take a bottle pulling on an ear or rubbing a sore cheek possibly even a low grade fever or diarrhea

If you have any questions or concerns about how to support baby while teething, consult your child’s health care provider.

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