Health – 3 Month Old Baby Care
It seems like just yesterday you were bringing your newborn home and suddenly, they are an alert 3 month old baby. A 3 month’s baby care is much different than a newborn’s care. By this age, your baby is growing and developing fast.
As they enter a new stage, all their senses are developing. They cry less and vocalize more. Encourage vocal development by singing, talking, blowing raspberries, and making different sounds to them. These 3 month old baby care tips will encourage further language development and increase their verbal communication.
As their vision improves, 3 month old babies become more curious about their surroundings. When taking care of a 3 month old baby, face your baby and make eye contact. Provide bright, colourful, age appropriate toys they can play with. Visit different places so your baby can explore other environments.
By this age, their tongue has grown bigger and their tastebuds are more sensitive. Your baby will chew, suck and drool more. They start using their oral senses to explore their surroundings so everything goes into the mouth. Safety is important in 3 month baby care to ensure they don’t put something in their mouth that could cause harm.
When taking care of a 3 month old baby, you will notice that they are using their hands more. Offering age appropriate toys they can hold will help develop their motor skills. Keep harmful objects out of reach.
How do you carry a 3 month old baby?
Babies can start holding their head up at 3 months however, the muscles are still developing. When carrying your 3-month-old, in your arms over your shoulder or across your chest, or using an infant carrier, always support the head and neck.
Can you sit a 3 month old baby?
When considering how to take care of your 3-month-old baby while they are sitting, it is important to make sure they are fully supported and secure because your baby cannot sit independently. Use pillows to support your baby when they are on flat, safe surfaces. Use safety straps when sitting your baby in a swing, baby seat, stroller or other furniture.
Is flight safe for a 3 month old baby?
Babies at 3 months of age can fly safely on a plane. When planning your 3-month-old baby care during travel, try to plan around their routine so they are sleeping during most of the flight. Have something for them to suck on like a bottle or pacifier to ease any air pressure in their ears. Make sure your baby is up-to-date on their vaccinations.
Can a 3 month old watch TV?
TV watching is not recommended when taking care of a 3-month-old baby. At this age, a baby cannot comprehend what they are seeing on the screen. Watching TV too early can have negative and long-lasting effects on their language development, attention span, sleep patterns, short-term memory, social development and reading skills.