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At 3 months old your baby may be doing this...

by Katie Peden | Jun 25, 2019

You're watching your baby continual acquiring more speech and language characteristics. Now, learning fast and quicker than before. Here's a few life stage milestones for you baby.

3mos_to_6mo_babyThree Months to Six Months Old Characteristics: 

  • Smiles spontaneously to human contact, when playing alone, or at faces of several family members
  • Stops crying when spoken to 
  • Shows different responses to family members
  • Produces different cries for different reason 
  • Maintains eye contact 
  • Vocalizes in response to vocalization 
  • Vocalizes feelings through intonations
  • Laughs and babbles
  • Vocalizes to express displeasure
  • Stops babbling when another person vocalizes
  • Imitates "talking"
  • Demonstrates sounds play when along or with others
  • Whines with a manipulative purpose
  • Attempts to interact with an adult
  • Interrupts another person's vocalization 
  • Discriminates between threatening or friendly voices
  • Anticipates feedings
  • Cries at an angry tone in voice

You can stimulate your baby's speech and language by talking at the child's level using "motherese," a high pitch voice with many inflections, singing to your child, or introducing items or toys in bright colors or black and white patterns.

Everyone develops differently! If your child is not completing the items listed above, that's okay. We can provide ways in which you can help your child reach their maximum potential at various life stages.

For more information, or if you have concerns about your child's development, please contact your pediatrician. Looking a pediatrician, fine one here.

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