Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The 03rd Month
What your little one may be doing now:
By the third month your baby should be able to lift its head properly while lying on the stomach.
Many babies may be able to make a laughing sound and also lift their head on their own while lying on their stomach, squeal in delight, try and bring both hands together, try and lift their heads while lying on stomach, make a laughing sound, may move their head side to side while focusing on an object.
A few, but not all, babies can also reach out for an object, be able to bear some weight on their legs when held upright, turn in the direction of a voice, especially that of mummy or papa, make noises that are vowel-consonant, may be able to keep head level with body when held in a sitting position, may also make a wet sound.
It is important to note here that not all babies will reach these milestones at the exact same age. One baby might learn something at one month of age, another might learn the same at three months of age. This does in no way imply a lack of intelligence or development on the part of your little one.
Remember, each baby is special in its own way and need their own time to adjust to situations and to learn new things. Do not panic if your baby is not doing what your friend's same-age baby is doing already. Keep an eye on your child and note their daily movements. Sometimes, these activities will be so short in their time span that you may have a chance of not noticing at all, unless you keep paying constant attention. However, if there is constant and marked delay in all of baby's responses, do consult baby's doctor about the same and discuss anything that is on your mind.
Let your baby get all your love and attention. The complete care and love of parents goes a long way in baby's development.