By the fourth month, most of the problems with infantile colic usually go away, and the baby arrives almost all day in a positive mood. He still does not know how to move independently, so he can’t bring much confusion. However, the child is very happy to communicate with you.
This is a great time to develop emotions and laughter. It is at 4 months that a child can start to laugh, and not just smile. Active communication of the baby with others occurs with the help of many different babble sounds.
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Many children by this age already show an active interest in food. This is a normal formation of nutritional interest, but it does not mean that it is time for the child to administer complementary foods. On the recommendation of WHO, the introduction of complementary foods for children who are both breast-feeding and artificial feeding is recommended from 6 months.
The baby can play for a long time, lying on his stomach. He goes through the toys that are in his reach, manipulates them. Many five-month-olds are already trying to get on all fours. They stretch their arms, pull up and bend their knees. Many people get up on all fours by the end of the month and swing back and forth. This is an excellent preparation for crawling.
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The sleep is still quite long, but the waking time is increased to 1-1.5 hours. It is important to learn to understand when a child is tired and at the first signs of fatigue try to put him to bed. The fact is that he quickly overworkes and then cannot fall asleep because of this. Many mothers notice the optimal waking time of the child, after which it is easiest to put him to bed.
The nutritional volume of children is approximately 1/5 of their weight. Frequent attachments to the chest are still relevant for this age, but many children themselves already create a certain sleep-meal-wake regimen.
The baby’s gastrointestinal tract has adapted sufficiently to a new type of diet and is no longer responding strongly to any changes in the diet of a nursing mother. The stool in children on exclusively Continue reading