Milestones Birth To 3 Months Old
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! This is a new and exciting time for you and your newborn. There is nothing like the smell of a newborn baby, the little hands and feet, the soft skin and a new person to love.
Whether you are a first time Mom or you have other kids, you may be wondering what should your baby be doing. Is your baby on track?
This is a general guideline for what your little one should be doing between birth to 3 months old.
- Grow quiet when he hears familiar voices and sounds
- React to loud noises
- Make soft sounds
- Start to smile
- Suck or nurse from a bottle/breast
- Bring hands to mouth
- Will bring head up 90 degrees when placed on stomach
- Track moving objects
- Has different cries for hungry, tired or hurt
TIP: Place your baby in different positions throughout the day such as back, side and tummy. Place a rattle or soft toy in baby’s hand to encourage grasping and holding. Use your finger or a colorful toy to have your baby track. Your baby loves your voice so sing to your baby. Look through colorful picture books, especially black and white books. Mimic your baby’s coos, have a conversation.