Are you exhausted? The “worst part” is soon over now. With a 3-month-old baby, many new parents notice that life with the new baby slowly becomes easier.
Some babies start sleeping better and eat less often.
Now, what can you expect from a 3-month-old baby?
A wonderful thing is that he or she is likely to be very fond of you and really show it.
A fun gift for a baby of this age may be an unbreakable mirror. “Talking” to the smiling baby in the mirror is great fun!
Want to know more about your new little family member? Read on!
All About The 3-Month-Old Baby
3-Month-Old Baby Development Milestones
Here’s what is probably going on with your baby right now:
- For every week that passes, your 3-month-old baby will become more and more open to other people.
- On the other hand, he will really have realized who is his closest family. Mom, dad and possibly also his siblings are his real favorites.
- A fun thing to notice is that without thinking, you probably use a very light and soft voice when talking to your baby. That is nature’s way of making sure that the baby knows that he is being talked to and that no one will scare him by talking loud to him.
- Your baby becomes stronger and more steady and might discover how fun it is to stand up with straight legs. Especially my daughter did this early and everywhere. It even became a hassle to change her diapers because she refused to bend her legs.
- Hand-eye coordination is improving and soon enough your baby will start reaching for and grabbing anything within reach. Something to remember if you have your baby on your lap while having dinner!
Games To Play
Talk to your baby!
Research indicates that if parents talk to their children, they (the babies… ;-D ) actually get a higher IQ. If it is hard to find something to talk about, simply explain to your baby what you’re doing, point to things you walk by or tell him/her your inner thoughts. Right now, your baby is not picky!
Let your baby look at new objects often. Colorful new shapes are often very exciting. Also, research indicates that also this, to see new things, often generates a higher IQ.
Many babies love flying! Lie down on your bed and lift your baby up into the air. If you start every flying session with a slow “One two three” or something like that, your baby will soon know what to expect and start smiling long before he or she is actually flying. Make him crash slowly towards your face for a kiss!
Flying is actually an excellent game to strengthen a baby’s back muscles. For more ideas to help your baby endure the tummy time, click here.
At three months, the baby gym is likely to be a favorite. A fun time for your baby, some spare time for you! Baby Einstein has a gym with a built-in mirror and playmat. Great for this age! Check it out at Amazon here.
Since your baby might endure longer periods on his tummy now, it is a good idea to invest in some sort of baby play mat – if you bought the baby gym separately.
A baby-safe unbreakable mirror can be fun for the 3-month-old AND a great way to spend tummy time, which is otherwise something small babies often hate.
All sorts of lightweight rattles, rings and stuffed animals that are easy to grab are likely to be popular.
3-Month-Old Baby Video
In this video, you can see a mom playing with her 3-month-old. More play tips!
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