Your baby is entering his third month! Every day it grows a little and develops. You may also need to give it to someone to get back to work. Health, awakening, activity, diet, here are all the answers to the questions you ask yourself. One thing to live gently in this new phase with the baby.
Your cherub is taking a new step, he is 3 months now. As the days pass, baby wakes up a bit, he becomes active. This is an important step for the child, accompanied by many changes, especially in terms of his interactions with those around him, his sleep, his diet and his health.
What does a baby do at 3 months?
At the age of 3 months, the baby explores the world and attentive to everything around him. He smiled even more, and began to have some laughter and some facial expressions. He sees better, so he follows everything that interests him with his eyes. He tries to talk with you, chirping more and more. He wants you to talk to him and pay attention to what you say to him. He understands more than words, your facial expression and tone of voice. His face shows some reactions and emotions. He try to get in touch. He is also attentive to noises. Also, the moment he hears a sound, he automatically turns his head and stops all activities to focus on it. His face shows some reactions and emotions. He still has a lot to learn, but he’s on the way.
He flinches, moves a lot, shows his pleasure and displeasure
To stimulate the baby and his senses, you can take advantage of walks outside to introduce him to new things. As he becomes more curious, it may be useful for him to touch the leaves of the tree, feel the grass under his feet, take a piece of moss or a stick. Outside, he can also hear the noises around him, those coming from nature, birds, bicycles or even other people’s voices. It will definitely intrigue him at first, he will want to understand what is going on and he will be attentive to the smallest details. To encourage baby, you can too smell him of new smells, such as the smell of plants, fruit or cheese. The idea is to nudge him gently into activity, to encourage him and generally stimulate him.
What activity should be done to occupy a 3 month old baby?
At 3 months, your baby starts to use his hands more. First, he brought them to his mouth and sucked his fist. He is also starting to take things within reach. The rattle is undoubtedly one of his favorite toys. Choose it in a bright color, easy to handle and in a washable material. He will like it more because he can be noisy easily. Show him that by shaking his toy, he gets sounds. Sitting on his deckchair, he will also love his portico. If he had been watching the toys hanging there, he would gradually grab them. The ideal is these small ones toys come in different colors and materials. Balloons and ribbons will also have, undoubtedly, his attention. Warning: be vigilant and choose items that meet the standards in force, with NF or CE written on them. You can also start putting the baby in a play mathe will enjoy its bright colors and different textures.
What does the baby eat at 3 months? Feed yourself
Whether breastfed or bottle-fed, your three-month-old baby is now five or six feedings a day. Bottle rations are approximately 180 g. But again, there’s no need to worry if he doesn’t drink it all at every meal. What is important is that he grows and gains weight regularly. If you have to go back to work, and you are breastfeeding your baby, you probably need to wean him. Be aware that this step takes some time, so don’t wait until the last moment. Start slowly with replace one of the feedings with a bottle, then two and so on. You don’t have to eliminate all feedings and you can keep them in the morning and evening, for example.
The baby sleeps at 3 months: what rhythm?
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At the age of three monthsyour baby usually sleeps longer, but if some sleep almost, not all of them find their rhythm quickly. The baby makes a difference between sleep during the day, and at night. He may begin to extend his night and sleep for 6 to 8 hours straight, so we can say that he spending his nights. Evenings now start earlier, around 10 pm or around 11 pm If your baby is still struggling to find his rhythm, don’t worry. Some children need less time, especially since at this age, nothing can disturb their sleep. His stages of awakening is also longer, from one to two hours. Finally, at 3 months, it is completely normal for your baby to sleep a lot !
What is the height and weight of a 3 month old baby?
When 3rd month visit, the pediatrician constantly checks whether your baby is growing well and gives you advice on his diet. It is possible that its growth has slowed down a bit at this time, but he averages 5.5 kg and is 60 cm tall. But remember that every child follows their own curve! So there is nothing to fear, unless the doctor says otherwise. In any case, do not hesitate during medical appointments to ask your questions in case of doubt or questions.
Does the shape of the baby’s skull change at 3 months?
At this point, Your baby’s skull is still malleable and it is possible that you observe a slight deformation. Then Doctor Nathan recommends being attentive to it: “Beware of the risk of plagiocephaly (flat head). You should try to put your baby regularly on his stomach when he is awake on his carpet for example, or to turn him on his side“.
When does a baby start teething?
To A 3-month-old baby can drool for many reasons. As in the second month, your baby may drool because he often puts his hands in his mouth while chewing them. Another possibility: it may mark the very beginning of teething if this phenomenon is associated with other symptoms such as redness of the cheeks or diaper rash. Also, if you find that the baby has red cheeksit could be the beginning of teething. These inflammatory flare-ups can be painful and accompanied by other symptoms, including buttock itching. If the baby feels pain, do not hesitate to give him paracetamol to relieve him. The teething ring to keep cool they also proved themselves!
What are the positions of a 3 month old baby?
In general, at 3 months, the child tests his gross motor skills step by step and uses several positions:
- Lying on the backhe will be able to move his head left or right as soon as he stares at someone or something.
- At the windowhe will have a reflex of lift your head, your chest, and lean on your arms for a few minutes before letting it all out, which is normal given his low tone at this stage. Baby will also explore his body by touching his belly, touching his feet, putting his hands in his mouth.
- From side to sidethe baby will change sides more and more, difficult and while he appreciates this autonomy and the sensations that this pivoting gives.
Why does the baby put everything in the mouth at 3 months?
Baby is at a stage where he is discovering the world around him, and constructing himself in relation to it. So, when he holds objects, toys or even his hands, he will have a reflex to put them in his mouth to get to know them better. He will learn about textures and flavors by tasting and chewing them. However, be careful, be careful what he might put in his mouth. Avoid having objects in its path that it might accidentally swallow (balls, batteries, pieces of glass, plastic, etc.) and even sharp objects.
Looking forward to returning to work and adjusting to the care regimen
On your side as a parent, in 3 months, you can soon, if you haven’t already, start working again. This is a big step for which the baby must be prepared gently. Especially if you are breastfeeding! He won’t be alone with you anymore, he might open up to other people. Then get up the issue of custody. Childminder, crèches (collective, parental, etc.) or someone who comes to your home. Know that, regardless of the care method you choose, you are entitled to help from CAF: the care method supplement. If you choose a baby sitterit is important that it is accredited. On the one hand, because you will have guarantees of his ability, on the other hand, because you will have no help from CAF without him. In any case, it is necessary to make this change gradually and the baby gets to know the people who will take care of him during the day. An adaptation week is often planned in nurseries, sometimes even two. With naya, you can continue in the same way. So, at first you stay there with him, then you leave him alone, then longer and finally all day, with meals.