Updated on 30 March 2022
At 4 weeks, your baby is almost a month old and you've both gone through an enormous amount of change in a very short period of time. Before you do anything else, give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far and recognise all that you have accomplished since you met your little one. You’ve made it through sleepless nights, struggled through feedings, and learnt to do pretty much any task one-handed. Every progressing week there is a lot in store for you and your baby. Here’s what you need to know about your 4-week-old baby.
Developmental Milestones: Every milestone comes differently to your baby. One baby will develop a little faster than others and at the sametime other baby may need time to “catch up.” At 4 weeks old, your baby might be able to:
Baby Care Basics: By now you are a pro in changing diapers. A diaper rash is very common, whether you are using cloth diapers or disposable diapers, more precisely during the summer months. To help prevent and treat diaper rash:
If your baby seems excessively uncomfortable, especially after a feeding, they may be experiencing gas. Try these helpful tips:
Burp after feedings: Be sure to burp your baby from the bottom upward to facilitate the air movement.
Switching formulas: Your infant may need to change formulas several times before finding one that works best for their digestive system.
Change bottles: Bottles and nipples are all made differently, so it might be helpful to try several types of bottles and nipples that have different kinds of airflow to experiment with what reduces gas in your little one.
Health & Safety
At 4 weeks old, your baby will have another well-child check-up. At this visit, the pediatrician will evaluate your baby’s growth and development and go over important safety guidelines with you. You can expect to be asked about:
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