Baby Development and Baby Milestones: Baby at Three Months

baby development at three months

Babies grow really fast and before you realize it, you already have your baby at three months! What you will truly appreciate to know at this phase of your baby’s development is that his sleeping pattern is becoming more and more stable. In fact, your little one can already sleep for 6 to 7 hours straight at night as he is beginning to grasp that night time is for sleeping. Daytime naps, on the other hand, last for 1 to 1.5 hours each cycle. Sounds great news to you mommies, right? Finally, you will be able to get the much-needed sleep that you’ve been deprived of for the first couple of months after giving birth! 😀

 

Baby development at three months happen rapidly so take as much pictures and videos as you can and celebrate every milestone of your baby as you can never have these precious moments back. You also have to know that this is the month of familiarization for your baby. He is beginning to identify who’s who in his life so you better spend as much time as possible with him.

 

baby development at three months

Brownies ordered from Lolo Tac for her 3rd monthsary celebration

 

Via’s Development at Three Months

 

Like what I always mention, baby development is a unique process. There are things your baby can do that other babies aren’t yet capable of and vice versa. In our baby Via’s case, here are her personal milestones:

 

  • Responds when she sees familiar faces

 

  • Coos and makes “ah”, “eh” and “ay” sounds when talking to her

 

  • Laughs when playing with her

 

  • Can grasp an object tightly

 

  • Puts object in mouth

 

  • Can turn sideways on her own

 

  • Can move her hands and feet in coordination

 

Since our little girl was born really small, we were very happy to witness her growth spurt at three months. From 4.7 kg last month, she reached 5.7 kg on her third month (just imagine her at 2.3 kg at birth). In fact, this weight gain manifested on her chubby cheeks and round body shape (bilugan na din sa wakas ang baby namin!) 😉

 

baby development at three months

She’s really craving for solid foods starting at three months

 

baby development at three months

She scratches her eyes when she’s annoyed or frustrated (this time because she’s not allowed to eat solids yet)

 

Most Common Baby Milestones at Three Months

 

Milestones are distinct experiences for every baby. Some babies have late developments, others have normal developments, and a few ones have advanced developments. It’s pretty normal that your baby cannot do all of the usual baby milestones during specific month ages. What’s alarming though is when he can’t do any of those. If this is the case, it is best to consult your baby’s pediatrician so you can be guided accordingly.

 

At three months, expect your cutie pie to do any or all of the following:

 

  • Responds to noises

 

  • Follows people or objects with eyes

 

  • Stares intently at his image on the mirror

 

  • Smiles

 

  • Reaches for objects

 

  • Can move her hands and feet in coordination

 

  • Rolls over on his tummy

 

  • Makes “ah” sounds

 

  • Reacts positively to familiar faces

 

baby development at three months

Chubby cheeks na siya

 

baby development at three months

She frequently puts her fist in her mouth during this month

 

baby development at three months

Resting at Harbor Point Subic’s Family Lounge

 

baby development at three months

She already knows how to strike a smile for the camera

 

baby development at three months

Taking a picture with my baby

 

Vaccines She Received at Three Months

 

Two weeks before Via reached her third month, he received her first dose of Hexaxim. Hexaxim is a 6-in-1 vaccine (DTaP-IPV-Hib-HepB vaccine), meaning it protects your baby against 6 diseases namely: (1) diphtheria, (2) tetanus, (3) poliomyelitis, (4) pertussis (whooping cough), (5) Haemophilus influenzae de type b, and (6) hepatitis B.

 

More than a week after she turned three months old, she got her second dose of Synflorix and Rotarix at the same time. These two can be administered together because Rotarix, by the way, is an oral suspension. When your baby receives it, he is not allowed to be fed within the first 30 minutes of administration. As of writing, Synflorix costs PhP3,500, Rotarix costs PhP2,500, and Hexaxim costs PhP3,200 for each dose (all of which comes in 3 doses), so might as well prepare your finances mommies. However, if you can’t afford to pay for a private pedia, you can check with your barangay health center. The downside though is that some vaccines aren’t available in public health centers at all times so your baby may not receive them on time if you choose to wait for their supplies.

 

My baby’s first dose of Hexaxim was the only vaccine that gave her fever even if we already gave her Tempra drops prior to visiting the clinic. She got fever until the next day and appeared quite weak and moaned occasionally, which were signs that she was not really feeling well. I guess Hexa vaccine is more powerful compared to the other vaccines she received because of the fact that it gives protection for 6 types of diseases, which perhaps explains why it is the only vaccine that gave her fever.

 

Treasure your Baby’s Milestones because They Don’t Last Long

 

I mean this. You will miss out a lot about your baby if you focus too much on other things. Yes, work and business matter because it gives you access for your baby’s bright future, but don’t forget to make time for the most important things which is of course your family life! 🙂

 

baby development at three months

It’s Dad’s Day! 😀

 

baby development at three months

We went to the mall after her appointment with her pedia

 

baby development at three months

We celebrated her Tito Mikko’s birthday (who was abroad during this time)

 

baby development at three months

Because family matters most…

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