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Months 2-4

Months 2-4

Well baby check-ups

  • Contact your pediatric health care provider with questions and concerns between your scheduled appointments.
  • Baby will most likely receive scheduled immunizations and baby’s weight and measurements will be checked.

Feeding your baby

  • Breastmilk or infant formula continues to be baby’s food.
  • Your baby’s pediatrician will advise you when to begin introducing solids (strained or pureed vegetables and fruits, baby cereals).

What does baby do, and what can you do for baby?

  • Baby smiles spontaneously and likes to play with people, sometimes even copying the movements, like smiling or frowning, with the person he or she is interacting with.
  • Baby will giggle and coo and can let you know if he or she is happy or sad by crying. 
  • Baby may be able to roll over from tummy to back; holds head steady unsupported; reaches for toys; and pushes down on legs when feet are on a firm surface. 
  • Notify your pediatrician if your baby doesn’t do those things.

Mom (and other caregivers) can hold and talk to baby, smiling and acting excited as your baby makes sounds.

  • You can read and sing to baby, and look with baby in a mirror (they like to see themselves).
  • Try to set a steady routine for sleeping and feeding.
  • Hold and rock your baby, and let baby know you are nearby if you are out of baby’s sight.