Does baby sit well with support? Hold his head up without wobbling? Put things into his mouth and chew on them? These are some signs that a 4 to 6 month-old baby is ready to start eating solid foods. However, we recommend that you wait another month or two to start solid foods, until baby is a half-year old.
Every sound your baby makes is a step toward true speech. Learning to talk is a process with many steps. Each child reaches these steps on her own time schedule.
Early on, baby plays with her hands and feet and learns about her body. Baby learns about others this way. Baby may grab for your hair or pat your face as a way of learning who you are.
At 4 months old baby is starting to tell people apart, and knows his mom and dad. He will smile more at real people than at pictures of faces. Baby might also have favorite toys. Baby can probably roll from side to side, and might even be able to go from her tummy to her back. Watch out; your little athlete could roll off a counter or changing table.