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3 months old


Sleeping and eating patterns should become more predictable now. You may notice your three-month-old discovering new ways to communicate with you and discover the world … touching, feeling and grabbing everything within reach!

    Be able to support himself on elbows and raise his chest while on his tummy
    Know if something is familiar to her

How your 3-month-old might play now:

He recognizes parents and is interested in others' faces

She knows if something is familiar

Lying on his tummy, he can support himself on his elbows and raise his chest

She turns her head toward a sound and watches you as you speak

When toys are placed in his hand, he can grasp them and wave them around

She can swipe at an object but does not reach for it

Children develop at their own pace and reach milestones at different times. The highlights mentioned in this website are approximate guidelines only. If you have any questions about your child's development, consult your healthcare provider.

Toys and Playtips

Infant play gyms

Help your baby learn more:
  • Demonstrate activities your baby can't reach yet—playing music or making something rattle or move.
  • Help your baby learn the connection between actions and reactions. Put baby's hand or foot within reach of the dangling toys. From there, it's bound to happen: baby's hand or foot will connect and activate a fun response from the toy!
  • Encourage your child to explore by pointing out colourful activities and describing features. To build memory skills, switch the position of dangling toys from time to time; your baby is likely to notice the change.


Help your baby learn more:
  • Music, please. Extend the benefits offered by a mobile's music by playing music for baby at other times of the day and in different settings.
  • Sing or hum along. You'll find that as you do, your baby becomes more vocal too.
  • What do you see? Try looking at the mobile from baby's point of view. Change its position once in a while, or change your baby's position so she gets a new view.
  • Make the connection. Right from the start, your baby will listen to and respond to your voice. Use this connection to point things out about the mobile—the colours, the movement, the characters that dangle from it.


Help your baby learn more:
  • Calm down. Help your baby learn to self-regulate—to stop crying and calm down. A soother with gentle sounds, music and sights helps baby understand when it's time to wind down and go to sleep.
  • See that? Point out the motion and lights to help baby focus on them.
  • So peaceful. Switch through the sound settings until you find one that's especially soothing to you and baby, then take a few minutes for yourself: listening to the soothing sounds as baby drifts off can be a peaceful time for you, too.

Portable toys

Help your baby learn more:
  • Colors and high-contrast patterns are a great way to stimulate your baby's visual sense. Point out the colors and name the animals; even though your baby won't understand the meaning yet, she’ll learn that she can switch her focus, too.
  • Did you hear that? If a toy plays sounds, take advantage of this opportunity to stimulate your baby's sense of hearing. Take baby's hands in yours and gently clap them together to the music. Make expressive faces as you playfully sing along or imitate the sounds.