Child Development, 3 months – 6 months

Watching a child grow and develop is a unique and unforgettable experience. Most children develop skills and abilities in roughly the same order, but the timeframes involved aren’t exact. Milestones are things that a child can do at a certain age. Different organizations may have slightly different ways of describing milestones. Familiarity with milestones can help shape the experiences provided to a child or alert us if there are any concerns.

As children grow, they develop skills they different developmental areas. These include fine and gross motor, language, social-emotional and cognitive areas.

Your Developing Baby from 3 to 6 Months

  • Becomes excited when about to be fed and at bath times.
  • Fixes eyes on caregiver’s face when feeding.
  • Recognizes faces and shows a preference for familiar people.
  • Cries when uncomfortable and is beginning to make different kinds of sounds to express feelings.
  • Takes turns making sounds with you.
  • Reaches for and let’s go of objects.
  • While lying on tummy, lifts, holds head up and pushes up on arms.
  • Beginning to roll from back to tummy and tummy to back.

There are many ways you can help your child’s development.

Play is a learning experience for children. Play is a universal and vital process for the healthy development of every child. Play is the living work of children and allows an opportunity to develop and explore the world.

If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your public health nurse or family doctor.

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Last updated: 2024-01-04