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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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soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Thursday, 15 May
Hey ryans glad to hear that everything is great, i tried mothers tea also like g7 said it worked hope it works out for you, my little one is teething a little hard but we gave her cold watermelon and it helped just had to be careful that she woukdnt eat a piece,see you guys in the four months page and i give her solids once a day jyst so she can get the hang of working her tongue the right way, k bug you guys later

G7 - Thursday, 15 May
I'm heading to 4 months. I really can't believe it...see you ladies on the next page!

G7 - Thursday, 15 May
Mother's milk tea helps me as does keeping a good diet and fluids. Also warm shower or heating pads before a feeding works. I hope you can accomplish the whole year. I'm trying to get to 6 months without any solid foods however I am considering doing cereal with breast milk if it will help him sleep longer at night. we have our check up next week so I will discuss it with the dr.

babybaby21986 - Thursday, 15 May
hi here ! I've got a baby boy that will turn 4 month on the 19th. I am EBF. Did you try the lactation cookies? I have the recipe if you are interested. It is working wonder for me, and for some friends. It is so easy to make it. It is one way to boost the milk supply.

rayansmama - Thursday, 15 May
Hey ladies!!! So I have been totally MIA...I have been just so busy!!! My in laws went back to my country for a visit. And having two kids alone is super hard!!!! I have no idea how u guys do it. The first week was so hard without their help but now I'm getting used to it. My little one will be four months this week....it's so exciting. He is growing up so fast. He loves rolling over and loves playing...he just laughs and laughs...super cute! My other one is turning two years old this month so I'm planning his birthday party. I got their first portraits done on Mother's Day and let me tell u how hard it was. It took us two hours and finally some good pics. I can't wait to get them framed so I can put them up in my house. Hmmm what else??? Ohhh my sister and everyone else told me start solids for my baby so I tried applesauce, bananas, and pears this week. I don't feed him everyday but every two or three days. It's not going so well cuz my baby is super fussy and cries a lot. And constipated!!! I had to give him prune juice and gripe water to make him poo. He was just so uncomfortable so I will be waiting few more weeks before feeding him solids. I am still pumping and breastfeeding. My supply has dried up a lot. I only have one extra bottle in the fridge sometime before I have to pump again so definitely not freezing anymore. Will start using my January freezer stash this month....I hope I can feed him 4 more months...I really want to do the whole year but I don't know how to get my supply back up....anyone know how??? Hope all u are doing well!!!!

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Wednesday, 14 May
Oh. I hear you. Last night i have no idea but for like 20 minutes not sure how long but it was a long time she was just crying and crying and nothing was helping, my husband was all scared i had to suck it up and totally stay calm but finally she fell asleep it was hard but i am pretty sure other hard working mom out there have it harder so God bless them glad to see that you still write and keep up ihave instagram i only got it because my kids have it and i needed to keep an eye on them :-) i am under sagkids just in case this site one day doesnt work so happy your little man is doing great, my sweetpea is doing great too thank God, i hope one of these days you get to rest well. Bug you later take care

G7 - Tuesday, 13 May
in my head 3 months was such a milestone. And now 4 months is this Friday. It is going so fast, he's becoming such a real little boy. He has such a great personality - he thinks most things are funny and studies everything infront of him. He's having a tough time with his tummy but other than that he is laid back and smiley. I am so blessed. I kiss him on his neck a million times and he just laughs. I'm exhausted still, my body hurts, but I'm so in love =o)

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Sunday, 11 May
Happy Mothers Day to you too G7! Hoping everybody had a wonderful day God Bless

G7 - Saturday, 10 May
Happy mother's day ladies!

G7 - Saturday, 10 May
It is hard to get on now since little guy is sleeping less during the day! He is so much fun - a real personality developing. I finally went to the doc regarding my breasts. He tried to treat me for a yeast infection but I told him it is NOT a yeast infection it is raynauds and I wanted to be treated with nifedipine which is a blood pressure med. He reluctantly did so -it is a 2 week course and 90% of the time takes care of the situation O lord I hope so. The worst is after a day of pumping at work - then I feed in the night and about an hour latter the worst pain I can describe...that's actually why I'm up and on here now - having an attack but it is way better since I started the meds on Tuesday. The pain is not as intense and I hope won't last as long. It feels like it is going away now after 30 minutes and before they were lasting 3 hours of pain that made me bawl my eyes out. While I was at the docs I mentioned that we couldn't have sex and so he examined me and I can't even remember what he said was the problem but he said it should be healed by now. If it still isn't in 3 months I have to go to a specialist and possibly surgery (poor DH was so sad about the 3 more months) I get so frustrated about how my body has been so problematic. On top of all that little guy won't sleep at night very long so I am still sooooo tired. I rarely get a 3 hour stent of sleep for myself and when that is coupled with a 12 hour running around shift I get completely exhausted but I'm just trying to focus on the beauty of my little guy because he is growing so fast.

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Friday, 9 May
Hope everybody is doing well you all take care

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Thursday, 8 May
Yeah real quiet, well my little one went to get her four month shots she tolerated well, shes doing good just busy with baseball and volleyball bug you guys later

*wyatts*mommy* - Thursday, 8 May
its so quiet!

*wyatts*mommy* - Friday, 2 May
yeah this site is far from mobile friendly. It sucs because this site used to be so awesome. I wish they would do some updates and fix the errors as well and convert to a moblie version.

AmyLynn82 - Sunday, 27 Apr
Glad to see everyone is doing so well!!! I miss chatting with everyone but I hate this site. I rarely use my computer so I'm stuck trying to navigate it on my cell. It's not mobile friendly at all. Ugh. I'd be on here daily of it was. Ah well. My babies are growing like weeds. They are also sleeping very little. Nights are the toughest for sure. Both are over 16 lbs now. I've been given the go ahead for solids when they hit 5 1/2 months. I'll likely wait til 6 just because. I'm really hoping for some better sleeping once they are on solids. Probably not going to happen but I can dream lol. If anyone has Facebook, I'd love to keep in touch. Wyattsmommy and I follow each other on there and Instagram. Hugs to all of you mamas!!!

*wyatts*mommy* - Saturday, 26 Apr
Glad to hear everyones is doing great! My guys are about to be 6 months old! I just cant belive it. G7 we are right there with you Colton and Cayden are only sleeping 1 hour at a time aking up to 6-7 times a night and it is brutal!!! Cayden is sitting u alone now and both are rolling from belly to back My guys are still super tiny Colton is 12 pounds and Cayden is 13.5 so still itty bitty but they are up 10 pounds from their lowest weight from their NICU stay. Its so wearid to have newborn sized 6 motnh olds who can sit up alone haha! their personalitys are starting to come out a lot and they are both so different! Cayden is such a laid back guy who like to talk and Colton my tiny one likes to be a little sassy boy and giggle a lot :) they also talk to each other and hold hands and chit chat most the day. Im really enjoying this stage minus the lack of sleep

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Wednesday, 23 Apr
Hey ladies, i have been lost, G7- so happy for you that your little one is doing good, my sweetpea is also doing great, laughing talking rolling over to her tummy holds her bottle once in a while and i think she is teething to, just busy loving life with my baby. I hope everybody else is doing great. See you guys later

G7 - Monday, 21 Apr
HI ladies -I was just having a great time with Zander he talks and sings like crazy. When DH talks to him like Donald Duck he laughs and talks right back - so cute. He also puts his hands together and eats them making it look like an ice cream cone. He has a strong neck and very curious eyes, checking everything out...what are your kiddos doing? I think he is about 14 pounds now. I can't believe newborn stage is gone. I'm only wishing we would sleep more at night - I don't know how much longer I can survive on 2-3 hour stents of sleep!!

*wyatts*mommy* - Saturday, 19 Apr
i hear ya! mine are 5 1/2 months old!

rayansmama - Friday, 18 Apr
Hamza is three months old today....time is just flying by!!!!

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Sunday, 30 Mar
Yeah they even have oils that teach you how to make your own wipes, its interesting i wonder about it like i told the other lady my friend swears on it. I guess i have to try it to see how i feel about it i will let you know and let me know when you switch to three months :-)

G7 - Sunday, 30 Mar
Sonia that is so crazy that you mention the oils - just this week the doterra reps came to our le leche meeting. It is very interesting and they are willing to come to your house to show you how to use them.

soniacgarza@sbcglobal.net - Tuesday, 18 Mar
Hi aknewmom, sorry for being nosy i was reading other post i am in the two month, anyway sorry to hear your little one is sick but i have a friend that swaers on these oils and i am a nurse and her little one is a special needs child and he suffers from a lot of congestion but she said that once she started to give him these oils that he has been getting better and better and that she doesnt have to be suctioning so much anymore this is the website if you want to see it www.mydoterra.com/rgvoils i hope it helps

AKnewmom - Monday, 17 Feb
Hi ladies, I was on the pregnancy forum for a few months earlier. We have a precious little girl who was 3 months on the 8th. Poor little thing has RSV and has been sick for a couple weeks. We have been doing the saline nose drops, suctioning, humidifier, and Vicks baby rub. Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions. She is so stuffy it is hard for her to eat 😞. I hate seeing my little bug sick...

brookebaby3 - Friday, 14 Feb
Abigail has slept through the night for a few months now. Only tips I have are to use a white noise machine or a fan blowing away from the baby. Keep it very dark. Put baby to sleep full, bathed, and changed. Keep bed time around the same time every night. And not at 7pm. Lol. Keep the baby up with you and when you go to bed take him back and help start to show him a routine.. Not a schedule. Good luck!

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