Baby development Milestones : 3 Months

Baby development Milestones : 3 Months : In continuation to our Article – #Baby development milestone: 1 month, here I found an interesting article which will help parents to monitor the growth of their babies.

Baby development Milestones : 3 Months

When the baby is in growing stage a common question is always coming in mind – What are some of the developmental milestones my child should reach at 3 months of age?

At the time your baby is 3 months of age, he/she will have made a dramatic transformation from a totally dependent newborn to an very active and responsive infant. Baby will lose many of newborn reflexes while acquiring more voluntary control of their body.  you must be finding them spending hours inspecting own hands and watching their movements.

Here are some other milestones to look for.

Baby development Milestones : 3 Months

Movement Milestones

  • Baby start raising head and chest when lying on stomach
  • Supports upper body with arms when lying on stomach
  • Stretching legs and start kicking when lying on stomach or back
  • Opens and shuts hands
  • Pushes down on legs when feet are placed on a firm surface
  • Takes swipes at dangling objects with hands
  • Playing or holding and shakes hand toys

Social and Emotional Milestones

  • Begins to develop a smile
  • Enjoys playing with other people and cry when playing stops
  • Becomes more expressive with face and body
  • Produces some movements and facial expressions

Visual and Hearing Milestones

  • Try to recognise the faces
  • Follows moments of moving objects
  • Recognizes familiar objects and moreover people at a distance
  • Better coordination between hands and eyes
  • Giving reactions like Smiles at the sound of your voice
  • Begins to imitate some sounds
  • Turns head toward direction of sound


Developmental Health Watch

Although each baby develops in his/her own individual way and at hi/her own rate, if you feel there is some failure to reach certain milestones means it alarm medical or developmental problems requiring special attention.

If you notice any of the following warning signs in your baby at 3 months of age, don’t shy to approach your paediatrician or rather actively approach your paediatrician


No respond to loud sounds

  • No social smile at the sound or no smile at your voice by two months
  • Not following moving objects with her eyes by two to three months
  • No Grip or hold objects by three months
  • Cannot able to move her head well at three months
  • Not bringing objects to her mouth by four months
  • Not much active like doesn’t   push down with her legs when her feet are placed on a firm surface by four months
  • Trouble moving one or both eyes in all directions
  • Crosses his/her eyes most of the time (Occasional crossing of the eyes is normal in these first months.)
  • Doesn’t pay attention to new faces, or seems very frightened by new faces or surroundings.
  • Still has the tonic neck reflex at four to five months

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