Baby development milestones: 3 months old

  • Your baby is able to hold his or her head in midline and the movements of the arms and legs are smoother and more continuous.
  • Bring his or her hands from side to midline and kick his or her legs alternatively, or sometimes, together.
  • Raise head and chest when lying on stomach.
  • Support upper body with arms when lying on stomach.
  • At this stage, your baby's visual alertness increases, especially to nearby human faces. Your baby can attentively follow movements around him or her, as well as move hands when at play.
  • Your baby now enjoys bathing and other caring routines and begins to react to pleasurable and familiar situation with smiles, increased vocalising of "coos" and "gaas" and excited movements.
  • Establishes eye contact.
  • Takes increasing interest of the surroundings.
  • Begins to vocalise. Smiles in response to speech.
  • Turns head towards the direction of sound.

Ref: N18