A 3-month-old baby is generally able to grab anything close to his attention. In addition he already has the ability to roll his body while lying down. On the one hand this is fun, but it can also be dangerous if not accompanied.
A 3-month-old male baby generally weighs 5.1-7.9 kilograms with a length of 57.6-65.3 cm. While baby girls weigh from 4.6-7.4 kilograms with a length of 55.8-63.8 cm. His motor skills have increasingly developed, marked by his ability to reach objects nearby.
He can hold his head and chest upright when bent down. This position is the beginning he can turn his own body. At this age, 3-month babies can generally:
- Actively playing around. A 3-month-old baby finds her first toy, which is her own hands. He can play fingers, observe them, hold his hands together, unscrew his fingers, and put them in his mouth.
- Hand and eye coordination continues to grow. We can help train it by holding a toy and see if it can reach the toy in our hands.
- A 3-month-old baby can kick faster because his knee and hip joints are more flexible.
- He began to feel and feel various rough, smooth, hairy, or hollow surfaces. He also began to grasp objects. At this time we can provide various kinds of toys such as light rattles, plastic or rubber rings, toys with squeak sounds, or soft dolls.
- Can imitate if you stick out your tongue, making a sound from his mouth.
At the end of this third month, you may be surprised because your baby may be able to roll or turn around on his own, from left to right or vice versa. Praise and encourage him often because he might be afraid of his new abilities.
When you talk to him, he tends to look directly at you and mumble as if to answer. The study found that babies who are often spoken to later will have more vocabulary and higher IQs than their peers. You can talk to him while pointing at objects mentioned around you. Although not yet able to understand, but those words will be recorded in his memory.
As the brain develops, babies will be better able to adjust to the outside world and be more sensitive to changes in their surroundings.
- He can recognize his parents and close relatives, and identify new faces. He also began to have a tendency with whom he wanted to interact, so he would choose people who used to be with him everyday.
- In the middle of the crowd, he can find and recognize your face among the people around him. He can smile or move his hands when he sees you coming.
- He starts chattering trying to imitate the voice and expression of you or other people who are inviting him to play. Some babies can even really like having conversations with other people.
- He likes to observe everything including other babies and pets, even his own reflection in the mirror.
Try to always respond to his smile, talk to him, and come immediately when he cries because that will let him know that he is safe and loved.
In terms of social interaction, the baby will feel comfortable when you hold and hold her, especially when she is feeling disturbed, tired, or hungry. His heart will be happy to interact with others while in your arms or lap. This position makes him feel comfortable so he does not feel disturbed by the presence of people he does not know around him.
Other Things to Look For
Baby sleep schedules for 3 months gradually begin to look more stable. Some have been able to sleep without waking up throughout the night. Whereas during the day they will usually experience two phases of sleep. Because the baby’s sleep time is slightly reduced, he will stay up longer so that he has more time to play. Around 11 weeks old, he already has an interest in one thing and is reluctant to choose another object as his toy.
The sound of music with a high tone and variety, and the voices of those around him can attract his attention. Listening to music and reading stories from a fairy tale book can add to his vocabulary.
Consult a doctor
If deemed necessary, you can consult your child’s condition to the doctor, especially if at the age of 3 months he:
- Can’t hold his head up.
- Cannot focus its vision on certain objects.
- No smile.
- Unable to hold object.
- Does not respond to loud sounds.
- Ignore the presence of new faces. Even often feel uncomfortable when in their midst.
No less important, because it can reach objects and put them into the mouth, then you should keep your child from objects that are at risk of danger. Also do not leave him alone when playing with objects around him. His ability to play and interact will further develop when the baby is 4 months old.