Leap 4

Leap 4

From week 14, the time has come. Leap 4, the world of events, could start for your baby. The first signals of leap 4 will appear between weeks 14 to 20 after the due date. During leap 3 your baby learned to see several smooth transitions, patterns, or sensations without seeing any connection. But after taking leap 4, your baby will start to understand that together, these form one big event.

The fussy phase of leap 4: change brings resistance

When leap 4 starts, you will notice that your baby cries more, is clingier and crankier than before. This is the fussy phase of the leap. This fussy phase usually lasts five weeks but could also last anywhere between one to six weeks. Did you know that all you have to do is fill in the due date in our app and you will automatically get a notification when the fussy phase of the leaps begins?

The skills phase: a leap forward

The fussy phase of leap 4 will be over by about week 20. Then it is time for the nicest part of the leap: the skills phase. Your baby has gotten used to the new world and will start to explore the new skills that go with it. 

After this leap you could see, for example, that your baby is suddenly able to grab an object or to babble, such as saying “Mommom,” “baba,” “tata.” They will enjoy playing the flying game or prefer children’s songs. Your baby could show you many new skills in this leap. 

Did you know that not only can you tick off the skills of the leap in our app, but you can also keep track of them in your personal diary? Some babies will mainly show their motor skills during the leap and others the speech and language skills. Every baby develops in his or her own way and decides for themselves what he or she wants to develop, And the best bit is that this says something about your baby’s (future) personality!

A key to your baby’s personality

Some babies will mainly show their motor skills during the leap and others the speech and language skills. Every baby develops in his or her own way and decides for themselves what he or she wants to develop, And the best bit is that it says something about your baby’s (future) personality! Did you know that not only can you tick off the skills of the leap in our app, but you can also keep track of them in your personal diary?

If your curiosity has been sparked and you want to know all about the 10 leaps, the fussy phases, and all the accompanying skills, order the book or download the app now!