On completion of 3 months and during the 4th
month of the growth and development of your little one, he or she will be
reaching many milestones. Find out the developments that you can expect in your
3 months old newborn.
Your little one is
growing more and more alert every day. She is beginning to express herself with
coos, gurgles and laughs. Here we shall take a look at the developments that
you can expect in your 3 months old baby.
Growth and Development of a Newborn in
Weight of your little one
has now doubled the birth weight. In case you are concerned whether she is
getting enough of breastmilk, you can get in touch with your doctor to learn about
Apart from her birth weight, she
has also become more dexterous and has developed good control over her hands.
She can now shake a rattle, grab them and bring them close to her
She can now focus her eyes on any
brightly coloured objects hanging near her. It is still difficult for her to
identify colour contrasts. Her vision has now sharpened by 20/40. She can now
follow movements of people and objects around her.
She is now exploring the world
around her tasting everything on her way. So, make sure to keep away things
that are dangerous and ensure the objects are clean. You must keep away all the
small things that she might swallow and increase choking hazards.
Her head is probably not wobbling
any longer. She can keep her head right up without any support. But some babies
may still need support.
She may start rolling on her tummy
and get back to her back very soon.
By this time you should be
able to enjoy a better night's sleep. Your baby can now sleep for 8 hours at a
stretch. She may also need 2 more naps all through the day. You can expect her
to sleep for 16 hours a day.
Babyâ€™s Feeding Pattern
you may be eager to start solids, your doctor may suggest you to wait for 2
more months before you introduce solids to her. However, before you begin with
solids, you need to ensure she has good neck control and can support it
Her first food must be rich in breast milk or
formula solution if it is not possible to give breastmilk. Ideally many
paediatrician recommend exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months and to introduce
solids only after baby enters the 7th month of her growth and
Your baby is in the process of
developing herself. She begins to notice reaction of people around her. She
will feel delighted repeating an action like dropping things and watch you
picking them up.
She now communicates with laughter,
squeals, oohs and gurgles. She shall be using her face to communicate different
types of emotions. She is also beginning to read your expressions and
Visit to the Doctor
Now that your
little one has turned 3 months old, you should visit the paediatrician. Your
doctor shall be looking for the
If you have any concerns or queries, list them and bring
up to your doctor.
Reading to your baby or
singing to her shall be some wonderful pass times. This shall be a great way
you can gel with your baby.
Your baby may soon start rolling
on her stomach. So make sure the bed is well guarded so that she does not roll
and fall. Enjoy watching your baby grow and develop into an independent
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