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Your baby, 3 months


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3 months old This month your baby will begin staying awake for much longer periods of time. Your baby is happier and she does not cry as often as she previously was. There will be many opportunities for learning and sharing throughout the day. Interacting and playing with your baby will encourage her to learn. Your baby enjoys swatting at toys and may be able to grasp them occasionally.

Get ready for lots of laughs and giggles. Your baby still loves when you smile at her and she can now laugh at you. Babbles, coos, smiles and laughs are all part of her developing personality. Let her know just how much you enjoy hearing her laugh by laughing back. When she babbles and coos, do it back.

Some babies enjoy being held and rocked more than others, and that is okay. All babies are different. If you have a cuddly baby, take this time to enjoy it. Rocking and cuddling are good for babies and make them feel secure and comforted. All babies need to be held and soothed, and not just when they are crying. Show him just how much you love him and care about him. Babies like gazing you in the eyes. You can play simple games with your baby now, too. Peek a boo and `This Little Piggy` are favorites for many babies. Read to your baby daily and sing songs with her. If your baby starts to get fussy, it is time to stop.

Babies this age are becoming interested in toys. They do not need to be expensive or even store bought toys. When choosing toys, you need to be careful about what you allow your baby to play with. Do not buy anything that can fit inside of their mouth. Toy should not be made with anything that could break off or splinter. Never give your baby anything with sharp edges or corners. Make sure that older siblings understand that their toys may be dangerous for the baby.

Make your baby's room bright and welcoming. You could paing the walls, hang brightly colored pictures and add fun accents to make your baby's room interesting for him. Babies still do not need pillows or blankets. They are suffocation hazards and should be used only for decorative purposes. You can add a mirror on the wall above the changing table, or pictures of family and friends.

Your baby may start trying to hold his bottle at this point. Do not prop the bottle with blankets or anything else. This can cause ear infections. Rather, use this time as bonding time between you and your child. Breastfeeding should be well-established at this point. You can also pump your breastmilk and store it for others to feed the baby. Most babies want to eat every 4 hours and are consuming higher amounts.

If you ever find yourself getting frustrated with your baby, put the baby in her crib and call a friend or family member to help with the baby. Babies do not do things to frustrate you on purpose, and it is totally acceptable to need a break once in a while. Make sure you never shake or hit your baby. This can cause severe damage or even death.

Developmental Milestones 3 Months Old

Physical
  • Your baby may be able to lift her head while laying on her back and hold it for several minutes
  • Some babies can hold their head steady and erect while in a sitting position
  • When on his stomach, he will lift his head and chest as to do mini push ups-offer encouragement by sitting in front and dangling a toy
  • Babies can now wave their arms and kick their legs
  • Kicks are getting stronger
  • When being held up, your baby should push down on their legs
  • She can bring both hands together and open fingers
  • Can roll over one way
  • Your baby can focus on very small objects

Intellectual
  • Will swat at toys-encourage her by holding a toy in front and see if she will grab it
  • Many babies will sleep through the night around this time
  • Clear recognition of mom and dad
  • Your baby will look directly at you and gurgle when he hears your voice
  • Enjoys being read to-read to your baby everyday to develop language skills
  • Enjoys bright colored objects
  • Has a rapidly developing memory
  • Enjoys the feel of different objects-allow your baby to touch a variety of textures
  • Your baby may smile at herself when she sees herself in the mirror
  • Laughs out loud
  • Has more established routines
  • Makes sounds like `ah goo`

Emotional
  • Is attached to the main caregiver
  • Familiar with parents faces and siblings
  • Your baby will smile at strangers
  • Likes to hear you talk-tell her about everything you do
  • Touching, caressing, carrying, rocking and massaging are great ways to relax your baby
  • Becoming more animated and social-flashes smiles and gugles and coos
  • Turns towards the sounds of familiar noises

Age Appropriate Toys
  • Rattles
  • Play gyms
  • Activity mats
  • Mirrors
  • Balls
  • Books
  • Music
  • Toys to grasp
  • Lighted toys
  • Textured items


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4girls want a boy - Thursday, 18 Sep
I added you

4girls want a boy - Thursday, 18 Sep
Hootowl awww she past ! Didn't she just find out she had cancer ? I'm so sorry !

bkle - Tuesday, 16 Sep
oh no hootowl... so sorry to hear about her death. :-(

HootOwl - Tuesday, 16 Sep
Add me pls :) Laura Lovekin. Work has been stupid and SIL passed away last Friday.

4girls want a boy - Sunday, 14 Sep
YAY ! So any other ladies that want to join us please do ! I think the only other person who has stayed on here with us is HootOwl.

bkle - Saturday, 13 Sep
yay we found the group!

ElisiaDawn - Friday, 12 Sep
4 girls I couldn't find it either :(

bkle - Friday, 12 Sep
4girls I couldn't find it in a search

4girls want a boy - Friday, 12 Sep
Ok DID IT ! The group is called I-am-pregnant 2014 May-June babies . I'm still working on it , but please join the group on f/b so we can keep in touch

ElisiaDawn - Friday, 12 Sep
If you make a Facebook group that will be great.... add me my Facebook name is Elisia Dawn and my profile pic is of my daughter :)

bkle - Thursday, 11 Sep
It wont let me create group unless I have people to add to it. My facebook name is Kristie lu blackford if any of you want to add me as a friend :-) Its sad how busy we all have gotten and lost touch.

4girls want a boy - Thursday, 11 Sep
Well there is only just a few of us left on here. We should start private face/ book group . I'm not sure how to start one I tried , but you have to add people right when you open it and I didn't have anyone to add. LOL Anyone on here interested ? I am a part of a I-am-pregnant f/b group from 2009, and it is so neat must of all our little ones are now starting kindergarten . I am still in contact with all these ladies , and have seen all there kiddos grow up :)

4girls want a boy - Thursday, 11 Sep
I was able to upload a blog with some pictures . Thanks Bkle. I will need to put my more resent pics on f/b so I can show you all more !

bkle - Wednesday, 10 Sep
4irls---- I saw they were small.. I go to facebook and pick the pic I want to use copy it then paste it on the blog. when you open the blog to write there is an icon that looks like a forest you click on that and paste the pic you copied. then press the add button. You can keep doing it until you uploaded all the pics you want. Hope it works :-)

ElisiaDawn - Wednesday, 10 Sep
4 girls, thank you. I have been put on medication and so far it seems to be working, I am now learning to relax a lot more and what is bothering me I try and tell myself I'm fine ect and push myself through it! Aww yay :) Harrie is 4 months now and no sign of rolling :( he was a pro at 3 weeks then stopped haha hopefully he will get in the swing of it soon, and he is now finally starting to bare weight on his legs which he wasn't doing before :( bless him....x

4girls want a boy - Wednesday, 10 Sep
Bkle lol funny that the hubby brings it up.. I thought the feeling of wanting another baby would go away for me after almost dying having Nala with the clots, but NO I still want to try for a boy. LOL My husband is like NO WAY ! Hey how did you post those pictures ? I couldn't post any . I did but the were super small

bkle - Tuesday, 9 Sep
4girls--- heck no, no baby for me. Im just always worried as the pill im on isn't good if you don't take the exact same time every day and with traveling to different time zones, it worries me. If it were up to me my husband would go get snipped today. BUT for some reason he is now talking as if he wouldn't mind having another baby. I hope he changes his mind but until then ill worry every month.

4girls want a boy - Tuesday, 9 Sep
Bkle Are you trying for a baby ? HootOwl 4 months ! Times a flying by :) Elisia I hope you feel better ! I have a lot of anxiety ever since my blood clots , but have been treating the anxiety with exercise .It seems to help.... My baby Nala rolls over like a pro now. Is every ones little ones rolling over?

ElisiaDawn - Tuesday, 9 Sep
We have had lots going on as well, I've been having problems with my chest and pains ect it turns out I've got anxiety attacks which is causing me to have acid reflux! Luckily I am on medication and I am loads better :)

bkle - Tuesday, 9 Sep
I haven't had a peiod in 10 weeks. I started spotting today! hope it is a period and not implantation bleed haha. crossing my fingers. anyone else start periods yet

HootOwl - Tuesday, 9 Sep
Glad all the bubbas are doing well. Sorry I've been MIA - so much going on here. Kendal is getting her 4 month jabs on Saturday, so we'll get her weighed then :)

4girls want a boy - Monday, 8 Sep
So I just uploaded a bunch of pictures and they are the size of a penny, and there is no way to make them big ...Grrrr I don't know how to put them on there big

4girls want a boy - Monday, 8 Sep
Nala go's back to the Dr on the 19th and will get weighed . She weighed 14 lbs a month ago . Bkle I will try and post some pics , and no she don't have much hair. I'm going to look at your pics now .

ElisiaDawn - Monday, 8 Sep
4 girls wow how much does nala weigh now? Harrie is 4 months old and just going in to 3-6 month clothes! He weighs 14lbs 9oz can't believe how quick he's growing :(

bkle - Friday, 5 Sep
where did everyone go?

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