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My 4 month baby's head is not steady yet. It is shaking few times. When does her head becomes steady?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: A typically-develop-

Ing 4-month-old is able to get her head ; chest up in prone position ; look around ; have no head lag when pulled to sit from supine position.
Persistent head-lag till 6 months is a concern. If her neck muscles are not controlling her head position steadily, it's prudent to have her pediatrician do a neurological exam ; screen her overall, as well as gross motor, development. See firstsigns.Org.

In brief: A typically-develop-

Ing 4-month-old is able to get her head ; chest up in prone position ; look around ; have no head lag when pulled to sit from supine position.
Persistent head-lag till 6 months is a concern. If her neck muscles are not controlling her head position steadily, it's prudent to have her pediatrician do a neurological exam ; screen her overall, as well as gross motor, development. See firstsigns.Org.
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