Your Baby’s 6 Weeks – 3 Months Development
Your baby’s 6 weeks – 3 months development
You won’t only see changes in progress as your baby goes from a calm alert new born to an increasingly responsive and active individual , but in your competency as a parent as you become more confident with recognizing your baby’s needs and development.
At this age, a baby’s vision changes dramatically; he becomes more aware and interested in his/her surroundings.
Now baby is becoming more active and cooing to self. The human face becomes more interesting, as well as bright, primary coloured objects. A baby might follow a moving object, recognize familiar things and people at a distance, and start using his/her hands and eyes in coordination. At this age, babies usually turn toward familiar voices and smile at their parent’s faces or other familiar faces. Your baby can maintain good eye contact during your interaction. They also begin to coo (make musical vowel sounds, such as ooo or aaa).
Also, should be able to:
- Supports head and upper body when on stomach. Hold her head at a 45 degree angle when on her stomach without supporting the neck or chin.
- Stretches out legs and kick when on stomach or back
- Opens and shut hands
- Brings hands to mouth
- Grabs and shakes hand toys
- Swipes and bats at dangling objects
- Pushes down legs when on a flat surface
- Follows moving objects with eyes
- Turning their head to face the stimulus.
- Take swipes at or reach for dangling objects, though she usually won’t be able to get them yet
- Makes cooing sounds.
- Socialize in ways other than crying, for example, cooing, follow you around with her eyes
- Your baby is vocalizing with sounds and reacting to various facial gestures.
- Smiles at familiar faces
- Enjoys playing with other people
- Show expression of excitement by smiling, making sound and kicking limbs when parent/ carer walks into a room
- Your baby will show fear or distress at any point of separation from mum/dad and/or the primary care giver.
- Starting to show interest in soft colourful toys, your baby will show defensive blinking to any object which comes close the eye.
- Show signs of fright when uncomfortable or when held in close proximity by unfamiliar adult.
New born Developmental Changes:
Your baby may have no sense of day and night before now; however, commonly by about 6 weeks of age some will start to establish a rhythm in their life. This doesn’t imply that they can sleep through the night without feeding, but it does mean that feeding in the middle of the night can be approached as routine and limit any inessential stimulation. Daytime feedings are an excellent time to have social interaction (such as singing, talking). The distance an infant can see increases from very close to distances away.