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Baby Milestone Markers: 3-4 Months

<div align="justify"><font size="2" face="arial,helvetica,sans-serif">Stay on top of your 3-4 month-old tot's growth by reading this article on his developmental milestones.</font><br /></div>
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Can focus eyes at different distances
  • Lifts head and chest up
  • Bears weight on legs
  • When held erect, pushes herself up on her feet
  • May roll over from back to stomach or stomach to back
  • Reaches and grasps objects, and brings them to her mouth
  • Sits with support and assistance
  • May start teething
  • May bat at objects with a closed fist
 
COGNITIVE AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Waits for an expected reward (e.g. feeding)
  • Loves to make new sounds
  • Splashes and plays in bath
  • Cries when playtime is over
  • Notices how you talk and the individual sounds and syllables you make
  • Begins to notice cause-and-effect (e.g. that your keys will make sounds when shaken)
  • Stares at the place from which an object has been dropped
  • Is interested in smells
  • Smiles and vocalizes more to an actual face, than to an image
  • Clasps fingers and hands in play
 
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Laughs out loud
  • Adjusts responses to different people
  • Tries to attract attention when a parent or family member is nearby; starts to recognize and to differentiate between family members
  • May be attentive for up to 45 minutes
  • Interested in mirror image and may smile at it
  • Attempts to soothe self; can be quieted with music

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