Wondering what to expect as far as your baby’s milestones are concerned from the first to the third month of his or her life? Here’s a quick guide to baby milestones during those first few months:
Major baby milestones from month 1 through 3
1. Raising the head
While your baby is having some good old tummy time, he or she will begin to raise their head. Your baby might look thinner and taller now than he did when you left the hospital, and this is because his muscles are growing and the limbs are starting to loosen up.
2. Studies your face
Your baby’s social studies have just started out as she stares intensely at your face. She’ll also be able to process the image as your face as a whole instead of focusing on individual sections.
3. Smiles at the sound of mom’s voice
Your baby is beginning to recognize your voice and will begin smiling when you’re talking to her. Rest assures that she loves the sound of your voice best since you’re the one feeding, comforting, and keeping her safe.
4. The development of the social smile
Between one and three months of age, your baby begins smiling at other people and has little smiley conversations with you.
5. Pushes up on arms during tummy time
While your baby is supporting himself on his arms during tummy time, he’s learning valuable skills he’ll need to start rolling over in a few months from now.
6. Tracks moving objects
This cognitive development is important for baby’s motor skills and by this time she’s starting to track the movements of objects from one side of a room to the other.
7. The cooing starts
Even at this young age, your baby is already working hard on his or her language skills. Babies between the ages of one and three months old start mimicking the dialogue of adults.
8. Social behavior starts out
Between the ages of one and three months old, your baby will start enjoying the company of other babies, so make sure you give her the exposure she’s desperately craving.
9. Will recognize people and familiar objects at a distance
Your baby’s cognitive development allows him to start recognizing his favorite toy or his auntie at a distance. He’ll delight in familiar sights, so allow him to revel in it often.
10. Starts imitating sounds
As your baby keeps on working on her language skills, this is a good time to stop with all the baby talk. By observing adult conversations and cadence, your baby is learning a lot about speech these days.
11. Mouths EVERYTHING
At this stage your baby is constantly trying to get his tiny little hands into his mouth. Actually anything he can reach is good to go, so be sure to keep any choking hazards well out of reach.