Getting Baby to Sleep Through the Night

Month 4, Week 4

Month 4, Week 4 Tips

  • Your baby’s personality is developing. If she seems shy or sensitive, she may need extra attention to come out of her shell, and may be easily overwhelmed.
  • Remove mobiles from your baby’s crib as soon as she can grab and hold them. She might pull one down on top of her.
  • Engage your baby’s interest in new things by taking her on walks and finding exciting items she hasn’t seen before. Name each new thing she sees.
  • Play "mirror" games to encourage her ever-growing interest in her surroundings and help her learn that the wonderful person in the mirror is her!
  • If your baby doesn’t show much interest in looking at new things, it’s a good idea to check in with your pediatrician.
  • Do not put a baby younger than 1 on any kind of cow’s or regular milk. They need either breast milk or formula until age 1.
  • Don’t weaken or dilute formula by adding more water than the label recommends. That can interfere with your baby’s growth and health.
  • If your baby shows an interest in your foods at mealtime, talk to your pediatrician at the next checkup about starting him on solids.
WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Renee A. Alli, MD on November 17, 2017



American Academy of Pediatrics: "Movement: 4 to 7 Months."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "What to Look for in a Toy."

KidsHealth: "Sleep and Your 4 to 7 Month Old."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Emotional and Social Development: 4 to 7 Months."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Your Baby’s Vision: 4 to 7 Months."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Low-Fat Diets for Babies."

© 2017 WebMD, LLC. All rights reserved.

Get Pregnancy & Parenting Tips In Your Inbox

Doctor-approved information to keep you and your family healthy and happy.

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of WebMD subscriptions at any time.