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    A beginner’s guide to
    the world of a 3-month-old

    Ever wondered what’s going on in your baby’s mind? We take a glimpse into the world though the eyes of a 3-month old…

    At around this age your baby will begin to be able to tell the difference between themselves and the rest of the world. Your little one is also likely to stay awake for slightly longer periods during the day. This gives them time to take in and learn from their surroundings.


    Your baby’s hand eye coordination is just starting to develop. Baby’s hands can now open and shut. You may find your baby is able to take a swipe at a dangling toy or even grab a toy and put it in their mouth. They will begin to notice the difference between hard and soft too. Your little one is also rapidly gaining confidence moving their limbs and holding their head up.

    Sound and vision

    Baby’s hearing and vision are rapidly improving. You may notice your baby enjoys listening to music or turns their head at the sound of your voice. Visually, your baby will enjoy looking at bright colours because of the sharp contrasts. Your little one may also start to notice their own reflection in the mirror and will be fascinated by faces.


    While actual words are still a little way off, your baby is discovering their voice. Listen out for contented coos, happy squeals and general babble. Encourage your baby’s interest in sound by singing, reading and talking to them.

    Coming up

    During the next few months your baby will hone and develop these basic skills. Soon they will be able to grab a toy and bring it up to their mouth. They will also begin to understand how one action can lead to another.


    Please be aware that the information given in these articles is only intended as general advice and should in no way be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you or your family or your child is suffering from symptoms or conditions which are severe or persistent or you need specific medical advice, please seek professional medical assistance. Philips AVENT cannot be held responsible for any damages that result from the use of the information provided on this website.

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