By this point, the early reflexive behaviours like startling have faded away. Now his/her coordination is shaping up quite nicely.
Baby Development: Month Three
- During the third month, your baby is learning through accidental discoveries
- Your 3 month old baby can watch a mobile, and try to reach for it
- Your baby can show a bigger range of emotions, including fascination and boredom
- At three months old, your baby is increasingly alert and social, and fascinated with their hands and fingers
Oops, I learned it again
These days, a lot of your baby's learning processes come about by accident. He/she reaches out and bumps a toy that makes music. The next time they touch it, the same thing happens. So now they know. In this way, they will practice their visual, cognitive and motor skills over and over again.
Improving that Hand-Eye Coordination
By this point, the early reflexive behaviours like startling have faded away. Now their coordination is shaping up quite nicely. Especially when it comes to using their hands.
Babies think their hands are pretty amazing, which they are. They use them to learn information about objects in his world. And believe it or not, they will use them to hold a toy in this month, if only for a second. Their first grasp will be like wearing a mitten. In a few months, they be able to use their thumb. Watch your hair. They will grab it.
Your baby will be very friendly
Your baby's probably pretty pleased with themselves these days. They have reached a new level of coordination, independence, playfulness and emotional response. They are probably eating and sleeping more regularly, and starting to take real pleasure in the world around them. Which makes them a lot of fun to be around. Make the most of all those smiles, coos and playful expressions.
Baby Games: Month Three
Teach them how to play.
Give him a small, soft toy and show them how to shake it to make a noise.
Play with pitch.
Try to discover the pitches and rhythms your baby enjoys. Experiment with different tones/voices, and notice what makes them turn toward you.
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