Development Of A 4 Month Old Baby?
Hello doctor, r n My child is a 4 month old girl, if she is called she doesn’t respond and makes eye contact everywhere when called. R nBut if I follow her eye movements, she sometimes smiles. He can also follow movements from afar such as people back and forth and tv. But if it’s the movement of the hand from near his eyes does not respond. R nDoes my child have interference when responding to him seeing? Is there any interference in his eyes. R nFyi, my child was born at the age of 35 weeks with young eyes until the age of 2 months. R n
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The development of the fetal sense of sight begins to form from 3 to 10 weeks of gestation, which comes from the ectoderm plate, neural crest cells, and also the mesenchyme. After birth, this vision function will gradually become perfect until it resembles that of an adult when the baby is 6 months old or older.
As for the condition where the baby rarely responds and has eye contact with people around him at the age of 4 months as you experience it can be a normal developmental variation of the normal. In general, when they are 4 months old, babies are already able to show various kinds of expressions, especially imitating their interlocutors, such as smiling or frowning. In addition, babies begin to become adept at playing with other people, laughing, and showing sadness when their toys are taken, when they are hungry, in pain, or experience various other discomforts. Even so, there are also some babies whose development tends to be slower than babies in general. If your child is still smiling in response to changes in their surroundings, then it is likely that the condition is still normal.
Apart from being a result of normal developmental variations, your baby's condition may also be caused by disorders of the baby's eyes, for example due to congenital cataracts, eye nerve disorders, infection, trauma, and so on. It could also be, your child's condition is caused by developmental delays, which can be triggered by:
Genetic disorders (eg Down syndrome) Central nerve disorders or infections (eg cerebral palsy, Rubella syndrome) History of premature births or low birth weight babies History of the baby having severe illness early in life that requires intensive care, etc. To find out if your child's condition natural is still considered normal or not, you should check it directly with a pediatrician, yes .. Doctors will generally do a thorough screening of the baby's growth and development to identify any developmental abnormalities your child is experiencing. Furthermore, the doctor may also direct you to bring your child. to a pediatrician in the growth and development subdivision for further observation and treatment.
At this time, you should interact more with your children. Stimulation of the sense of sight and social interactions by inviting children to play with objects or toys that are brightly colored, if necessary, which contain interesting sounds. Avoid giving children gadgets. Support her growth and development by providing adequate nutrition, namely by giving her exclusive breast milk, added with complementary foods after the age of 6 months.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah