During the first three months of your baby’s life she has gone through many changes but there are many more that will be happening over the next several months. Your baby will begin to develop more fine-tuned motor skills, verbal skills, and more over the next three months. During the first three months of your baby’s life she was adjusting to this new world and all of the sights, sounds, and smells that are new. Now your baby should be at a point where she has begun to settle into more of a routine.
During this time period you and your baby will start communicating more with each other. Your baby will respond to your body language as well as your speech. She will begin trying to mimic your facial expressions and the movement of your mouth. She will now begin to laugh out loud and may even squeal with excitement or delight while kicking her feet and giggling when happy or excited. Your baby will now start showing signs of enjoyment in activities such as bathing or games.
As she discovers how to use her body and make it do what she wants it to do, her motor skills will be improving and she will now start grasping at objects. Your baby will still have difficulty controlling her body well at this point, but she will be making more of an effort to learn. It will not take long for her to discover that she can roll over and will figure out how to roll back and forth. Soon she will be able to control her muscles well enough to balance herself and sit up.
An infant’s vision and hearing are developing more during this time period as well. The eye muscles have developed more fully and your baby should be able to follow movements with her eyes and is able to focus on small objects now too. Sounds are becoming more familiar to her as well, and she may turn towards specific sounds. By now your baby is learning the sounds of family member’s voices.