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What are some tips for your baby’s fourth month?

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Tips for your baby's fourth month:

  • Give your baby lots of new textures to explore, such as books like Pat the Bunny and other touch-and-feel board books.
  • Spend at least a few minutes reading or singing to your baby every day. He or she will love being in your arms and hearing the sound of your voice -- even if you can’t carry a tune.
  • Though your baby is not yet crawling and probably isn’t even rolling over, it’s time to start seriously thinking about childproofing. Put locks on cabinets, snap gates across stairways, and store any cleaning products or other potentially dangerous materials high up and far away from baby’s curious fingers.

From: Baby Development: Your 4-Month-Old WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Feigelman S, ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton, BF, eds. 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,th

Sears, W, MD, and Sears M, Little, Brown & Company, 1993. The Baby Book,

National Library of Medicine: ''Age-appropriate diet for children.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Joanne Cox, MD, Director of the Primary Care Center and Associate Chief of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

Feigelman S, ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton, BF, eds. 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,th

Sears, W, MD, and Sears M, Little, Brown & Company, 1993. The Baby Book,

National Library of Medicine: ''Age-appropriate diet for children.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician at Children’s Medical Group, Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Joanne Cox, MD, Director of the Primary Care Center and Associate Chief of General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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