In this period, the foundations of language are laid. Talk to and read to your baby as much as possible. This will help them understand how language works and how conversations progress. Respond to your baby with words or different sounds, this will encourage your baby to express themselves.
Choose baby books with large, bright pictures. It does not really matter what the words are, it's your voice that matters. Show your baby the things around him/her and say their names. If you live in a bilingual home, you can use both languages to explain the world to your baby.
You can help your baby develop neck and back muscles by hanging a toy in front of him/her while he/she is lying face down. Give your baby toys to help him/her learn to grasp. Stimulate their senses of touch by stroking with different materials such as fur and felt. Cuddling, massaging, and moving your baby through the air will help him/her calm down.
What Vaccinations Are Available for a 3-Month-Old Baby?
With the recommendation of your doctor, you can have your baby vaccinated against rotavirus and meningitis (meningococcus) during this period.
Is there a Doctor's Check-Up for a 3-Month-Old Baby?
In this month, you must take your baby to the doctor's check-up for growth-development control and vaccinations.
What are the symptoms that suggest a problem in your 3-month-old baby? If there are the following symptoms, be sure to consult your doctor:
- If they don't smile despite being 8 weeks old,
- If they don't calm down even though you do everything to comfort them,
- If one side of their body is stronger than the other,
- If they still hold their fingers in a tight fist,
- If sudden noises do not frighten them,
- If they do not feed enough,
- If their muscles are loose or stiff.