Sunday, May 21, 2006

Day 90 - Can you do this?

Today's Tip - Track your baby's milestones to make sure they're developing correctly

Its important to make sure that your infant doesn't have any developmental problems, but if he or she seems slow in one area, don't worry about it too much unless they're way behind or your pediatrician seems concerned. Everyone loves to compare their accomplishments to others, but the fact is some babies are fast in verbal development, but slow in the physical department, or vice versa. If you're worried about it, ask your pediatrician. At the end of the third month, your infant should be able to:


  • Lift their head up 45 degrees

  • Follow an object in an arc about 6 inches above the face past the midline (straight ahead)



Probably will be able to:

  • Squeal in delight

  • Bring both hands together

  • Smile spontaneously

  • Follow an object in an arc 6 inches above the face from one side to theother



They might also be able to hold their head steady, raise their chest when on their stomach, roll over, grasp a rattle, pay attention to a small object, bear some weight on their legs, reach for an object, keep head level with their body when pulled to sitting, turn in the direction of a voice, say a vowel-consonant combination, make a wet razzing sound.

Taken from What to Expect the First Year



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