As a parent, you’re always eager to see your baby hit their next milestone. At 3 months old, your little one is reaching new heights in their development and growth. From physical achievements to cognitive skills, here are the top 10 developmental milestones to look for and how you can support your baby’s growth.
- Physical Development: Your baby should be able to lift their head and chest while lying on their stomach, and may even start to roll over. This physical growth helps build strength and coordination.
- Cognitive Development: Your baby’s brain is working overtime, processing sights and sounds in their environment. They may start to show an interest in objects and people around them, tracking them with their eyes.
- Communication Skills: Your baby is starting to understand the power of their voice and may begin to coo and gurgle. They may also start to show their emotions through facial expressions and body language.
- Hand-Eye Coordination: Your baby’s eyes and hands are working together to reach for and grab objects. This is an important step in developing fine motor skills.
- Sensory Development: Your baby’s senses are growing more acute, and they may start to show a preference for certain sights, sounds, and textures.
- Social Skills: Your baby is beginning to understand the concept of social interaction and may start to smile at familiar faces. This is an important step in building their emotional and social skills.
- Sleep Patterns: Your baby’s sleep patterns are becoming more regular, and they may start to take longer naps during the day.
- Feeding Skills: Your baby’s feeding skills are improving, and they may start to show an interest in solid foods.
- Gross Motor Skills: Your baby may start to kick their legs and wave their arms, helping them build strength and coordination.
- Problem-Solving Skills: Your baby’s brain is working on developing problem-solving skills, and they may start to figure out how to reach for and grab objects that are out of reach.
Remember, every baby develops at their own pace, so don’t worry if your little one hasn’t hit all of these milestones yet. The most important thing is to provide a supportive and stimulating environment that promotes their growth and development.