By now, you're basking in the warmth of your baby's delighted smiles! Your 3-month old actively enjoys playtime now, amusing you both when they imitate your facial expressions. They are starting to babble and mimic the sounds you make. You no longer need to support their head. When they are on their stomach, they can lift their head and chest, and even do the mini-pushups that set the stage for rolling over. They can open and close their hands, shake toys, swat at dangling objects, bring their hands to their mouth, and push down with their legs if you hold themselves in a standing position. Their hand-eye coordination is improving. You'll notice they can closely track objects that interest them and focus intently on faces. They are able to recognize you from across the room!
Your role to your 3 month old baby
Don't worry about spoiling your baby: Responding to him promptly helps him feel secure and loved. You can help him learn to soothe himself by guiding his thumb to his mouth or offering him a pacifier. Continue to make tummy time part of his daily routine so he can practice his new skills and strengthen his muscles. When he's on his tummy, give him toys and safe objects he can reach for, hold, and explore. Give your baby lots of loving attention. Talk to him throughout the day, describing what you're doing and naming familiar objects. Read books together. Share cuddles, play games, and encourage his efforts to roll over, grab toys, and "talk" with you.