Breast milk is still the healthiest food for a three-month-old baby. It is a crucial part of 3 month baby care. Moreover, in the third month, babies tend to develop a feeding schedule. Avoid giving your baby juice, cow’s milk, or any solid food at this stage. If you are a working mother, pump your breast milk into a bottle with the help of a special breast pump and store it in a refrigerator. Breast milk can last for up to 48 hours in a refrigerator. Instruct your hired caregiver to feed your baby the milk using a bottle when you are away at work (1).
Communicate With Your Baby:
In the third month, your baby is much more expressive than earlier and responds to the sounds and gestures. Make simple gestures to amuse your baby. Use sounds and songs to attract her attention. Since your baby tends to develop good grip, you can place safe and soft toys in her hands and let her discover them. Grabbing soft toys will please your baby and entertain her. You can play peek-a-boo games with her (3).Nursery rhymes serve a purpose: The rhythm, repetition, and rhyme all help with early language development. Talk slowly, vary your tone of voice, and speak lots of mommy or daddy talk. Okay, bubsy wubsy? It not only holds your baby’s interest, but actually helps her learn, too.
During the day, don’t forget tummy time, with good supervision. It helps your child develop upper-body strength. She may be able to raise her head and chest now.
Hand over the maracas. She can shake toys.
She will be babbling now and may even imitate sounds, so watch the sailor mouth! Well… she won’t be making words for a few more months, but you don’t want the first one to be “#@#!”
Don’t forget to check water temp at bath time. And never leave your child alone or with a sibling around water.
Use water-based moisturizing lotion after baths to keep baby’s skin soft.
She may like to see herself in the mirror. A priceless smile indeed. Bonus: Putting a mirror in the crib may keep baby occupied so she won’t cry when she wakes up. It’s also good for encouraging baby push-ups during tummy time.
Watch out, because she’s on a roll! She may be able to roll from front to back and vice versa. That means no putting the car seat or bouncy seat on the table with her in it or leaving her on a bed or couch unattended — not even with pillows propped around her.
Soft toys are great for this age, but beware of ingestible parts (button eyes on stuffed animals, for example).
Read aloud. And keep doing it. Every day. Cloth or board books with well-defined, boldly colored pictures will hold her attention best.
Got a whiny baby on your hands? Don’t worry, there are only a few reasons babies get fussy, irritable, whiny and out of sorts. Read on for solutions!
When a baby is sweet and precious and cooing and sleeping it’s like… the best thing ever.
They smell good.
Just looking at them releases happy hormones.
But when they are whiny and fussing and irritable and not sleeping… Life Is Hard.
Since they can’t really tell us what’s going on, it can be tricky. Luckily, if we have a few things working for us (routine, sleep habits, feeding habits, etc.) then it’s Much Easier to figure out why baby is whiny.