Witnessing your baby’s milestones are some of the most rewarding moments of being a mommy.
Here are some milestones your baby should start to develop.
Baby 0-3 Months
-Develop a Social Smile
-Playing with others (i.e.-interacting). Baby may get upset when playtime is over.
-Becomes more expressive and communicative with face and body
-Imitates some body movement and facial expressions.
-Raises head and chest when doing ‘tummy time’.
-Supports upper body with arms when lying on tummy.
-Stretches legs out and kicks when on tummy or back.
-Opens and shuts hands.
-Pushes down on legs when placed on a hard surface.
-Brings hand to mouth.
-Swipes at dangling items with hands and feet.
-Grasps and shakes hand toys.
-Watches faces intently.
-Follows moving objects.
-Recognizes familiar faces and objects at a distance.
-Starts using hands and eyes in coordination.
Hearing and Speech
-Smiles at the sound of your voice.
-Begins to babble.
-Imitates some sounds.
-Turns head toward direction of sound.
-Can have a conversation about your baby without tearing up.
-Can have a 2-5 minute conversation without talking about your baby.
-Can make it half of a day without crying for no reason at all.
-Can walk across the room without pain.
-Can go to the restroom without using squirt bottle.
-Bladder control goes back to normal. (You forgot how long you could last without making a frequent trip to the restroom!)
-Can nurse without pain.
-Can hold a bottle under your chin while using one hand to hold baby and the other hand to get things done or flip the channel.
-Can walk around fully functional with only 4 hours of sleep.
-Can see baby from the corner of your eye to make sure he is still on play mat while you run to get something. (just incase he decides to crawl away at 3 months)
-Can envision your life with a full nights sleep….in a very distant future.
Hearing and Speech
-Hearing is not so sensitive to sound of crying baby.
-Slurred speech is minimized when experiencing lack of sleep as your body gets used to it.
-Have mastered “mamamamama” “babababababa” “dadadadadadada”.
-Started calling your husband, “dada” instead of by his first name on a regular basis.
-Selective hearing beings to develop towards your baby’s third month, especially when he is crying for 20 minutes straight and you are driving in the car.
What other milestones did you or baby hit over the past three months??