The newborn fragility is gone, your little one is uncurling and bursting out of those newborn clothes, and sleeping and eating are getting, well, if not easier than at least a little more predictable.
They are starting to recognize you and their closest companions, even from a distance. It’s a good time to kick your communication up a notch when eye to eye with your baby, such as during feedings, changings and bath time.
Their color vision is also improving, so adding lots of bright objects to your baby’s day will help grab their attention.
At three months, your baby loves to hear the sound of your voice and can be startled and soothed by the sounds around them. This is also a great age to start sharing your favorite songs, whether that means singing to your baby or dancing together in the living room.
Your baby can smell and taste, which you probably know already if you’ve struggled to switch your baby’s favorite drink or introduce a bottle (which smells nothing like what they’re used to). Still, at three months, your baby’s nutritional needs are fully met by breastmilk or formula, and it’s too early to be experimenting with other foods. If your baby is breastfed, they will be introduced to different tastes as mom eats different foods.
Communication of the baby
Your baby should be smiling in response to your smiles and unprompted grins are happening by now too. They are developing their repertoire of facial expressions, which means that they can mimic your expressions and make a few of their own. They are also starting to copy your movements, which opens the door to games like peekaboo. Cognitively, your baby is figuring out social cues and communication, so they will be watching your face closely, following objects with their eyes and starting to recognize people and objects they know.
How much a 3-month baby should weight?
Healthy babies can be a range of sizes, but the course of development tends to be fairly predictable. At checkups, a doctor will look at your child’s height, weight, and age to see if your child is growing as expected.
With their feedings becoming more firmly established, three-month-old babies can be nearly double their birth weight, and most will be between 12 and 15 pounds by the end of the third month.
Growth spurts can happen at any time, and they do not necessarily follow a pattern. Some of the ages that your child may experience a growth spurt are at ten days, three weeks, six weeks, three months, and six months. Infants don’t grow at a consistent rate. They have times when they grow slowly and times when they experience more rapid growth. A big surge of growth that occurs in a short period of time is known as a growth spurt.
This tends to happen more often with breastfed babies. Since breast milk is made based on supply and demand, your baby will breastfeed much more often around the time of a growth spurt, signaling your body to make more milk.
Can a baby sit at 3 months old?
It will different from baby to baby, but most babies will be able to sit with help between 3 and 5 months old, either by propping themselves up on their hands, or with a little support from Mom, Dad or a seat. … Either way, at the end of 7 months, your baby should be able to sit unsupported.