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Month 3

Month 3

Mental Development

  • Begin to babble
  • Begin to imitate some sounds
  • Communicate with a variety of sounds and gestures
  • Show excitement to familiar situations like feeding time

Visual Development

  • Focus on faces and watch them attentively
  • Recognise familiar people and objects at a distance
  • Start using their hands and eyes in coordination
  • Distinguish between different colours

Growth

  • Weigh about 5.8 kg if she’s a girl or about 6.4 kg if he’s a boy
  • Be about 59.8 cm tall if she’s a girl or about 61.4 cm tall if he’s a boy

Motor Development

  • Be able to hold their head almost steady with little or no head lag when pulled to a sitting position
  • Raise their head and chest while lying on their stomach
  • Support their upper body with their arms when lying on their stomach
  • Open and close their hands
  • Push down with their legs when their feet are placed on a firm surface
  • Bring their hands to their mouth
  • Be able to grip a toy

Social and Emotional Development

  • Smile at the sound of a parent’s voice
  • Begin to develop a social smile
  • Enjoy meeting other people
  • Show more expressive responses
  • Imitate some movements and facial expressions

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