2-4 Months

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What to expect

2 – 4 months

At 2-4 months your baby should have acquired the following:

Language, social and play

  • Cooing, sounds including 'k', 'g', 'u'.
  • Beginning to laugh.
  • Exchanges with familiar people.
  • Cry becomes expressive.
  • Turning to regard a nearby speaker's face.
  • Crying when uncomfortable or annoyed.
  • Starts to react to familiar situations through smiles, coos and excited movements.

Eating, drinking and swallowing

  • Feeds four to six times a day, four to seven ounces per feed.
  • Suck, swallow breathe pattern well-coordinated with 20 or more sucks.
  • At around 4 months swallowing sucking reflex is replaced by intentional sucking act.
  • Baby now able to accept smooth puree from a spoon.
  • Swallow not usually followed by noticeable pause if hungry.

If you have any concerns about your baby's development please contact us or book an appointment by emailing office@slt.co.uk or calling 0330 0885 643.

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