Now your three-month-old seems more like a baby and
much less a newborn. This month your little one is
going to make great strides in development. The innate
tendency and drive to learn about their surroundings
becomes apparent this month onwards. Your baby is
gaining better control over his legs and arms, and
enjoys games, which allow him to exercise these skills.
Your baby is also more responsive, affectionate and
demonstrates this by flashing beautiful social smiles
at you and others he meets. His whole body responds
by moving in synchrony when you talk to him. He is
also beginning to make sense of the little everyday
things, like his bottle. He is beginning to comprehend
the basics of cause and effect; in fact it is becoming
important to him to know that he can influence his
environment. He thrives on response. This is clear
in his toy choice; he prefers toys that respond with
sound or movement to his limited ways of handling
them. He loves having his parents respond when he
cries, when he calls out to play, when he makes those
subtle expressions. One more thing... if your baby
had colic, then this is probably the month, when magically
the long hours of wailing will make an exit!
Milestones - your
Baby's progress report
You will be amazed by the changes that manifest this
Her focus sharpens and she is able to focus at different
distances, but prefers to look at what is close by
- within 3 feet. In a few weeks, she will be able
to focus on near and distant objects just like adults
do. Her eye movement is less jerky now.
Baby can lift Head:
Strength and body control continues to increase. He
can now lift his head easily when on tummy. When you
hold baby, he may push away to look over your shoulder.
He can even turn his head when lying on his stomach.
Help your baby build his strength.
Frequently hold baby to your shoulder so he can look
Place baby on his stomach in different settings -
the living room floor, bed so that he is exposed to
new and interesting surroundings; always stay close
When on tummy, dangle a favorite toy few inches in
front of him. Raise the toy slowly while encouraging
him to push up, up on his arms to keep toy within