My 4-month-old baby: a sound foundation
In month four, your baby's personality has probably grown even more pronounced. By the end of the month, she might be laughing out loud and attempting to carry a conversation. Try imitating her laugh and communicating with her. This is also the time to start learning how you can help protect her from diseases.
Learn about SIDS at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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How nutrition can help support your baby's immune system
Whether you choose to breastfeed or formula feed, your baby's immune system needs important nutrients. Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional compounds are important for a healthy immune system.
Here is how different nutrients can help your baby's immune system:
Breastfeeding is the best way to build your baby's immune system. If you choose to formula feed, Similac® Advance® provides complete nutrition for your baby's first year and supports his developing immune system.
Source: Infant Nutrition and Feeding: A Guide for Use in the WIC and CSF Programs
Baby health: Keep up on the checkups
Well-baby visits to the pediatrician are probably part of your monthly routine by now. These visits are important for you and your 4-month-old baby because:
Helping your 4-month-old baby develop language skills
There are several ways you can help your baby develop language skills and understanding.
4-month-old baby developmental milestones
Every 4-month-old baby develops at a different rate. You should not be concerned if your baby does something later or earlier than other babies around the same age. Here is a general list of what your baby might be able to do around her fourth month:
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