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The third month of a child's life finally ends with loud claims of the most unconvinced babies for lying on their tummy. Strengthening the neck muscles makes the position on the abdomen less uncomfortable.
A three-month-old baby can usually support his forearms for a few seconds and keep his head up for a few seconds.
Appearance - the third month of life
The child is slightly reminiscent of a newborn baby. It looks decisive mature and gives the impression of being smarter. It's interesting to the world. He carefully observes his surroundings and explores everything in his hand in detail.
In the third month of life, an infant has more control over his head. It makes easily noticeable progress in this respect. He is able to show emotions to his surroundings in a very specific way, using facial expressions and gestures. Looking at a three-month-old baby, you may be surprised with penetrating gaze and showing extreme feelings by the child, passing in a short time from a smile and a grimace to crying.
In the third month of life, an infant it grows from 0.5 kilogram to 1 kilogram and grows about 2.5 centimeters.
Motor skills: baby
Infant in the third month usually he likes to lie on his tummy. In this position he raises the head he is able to hold at 45 ° for about ten seconds. Usually, he can also support his forearms. Sometimes he decides to extend one handle, thus practicing balance. When a child gets tired of this position, he quickly communicates about it - complaining loudly, shouting and even crying.
There are also babies who do not find more pleasure lying on their tummy. Already so young children feel the frustration caused by the enormous effort associated with raising their heads. What should you do in this situation? Of course, it's worth trying to get the baby used to lying on his tummy. The solution is to put the baby on the tummy on the parent's abdomen or on the knees while the parent is sitting, thus naturally stimulating the baby to lift the head and exercise the muscles.
Lying on the back, baby actively moves the hands and feet. You may have the impression that it is still floating above the ground. Don't worry, nothing bad is happening! In this way, the child trains muscles.
The three-month infant uses every free child a moment to exercisetrying to turn from your back to your stomach or change your position in any other way. Sometimes, lying on his stomach, he manages to turn on his back, rather by accident rather than intentionally. Therefore, it is unacceptable to leave your child unattended for a moment in a place where it could fall, for example on a changing table.
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What can surprise you?
- Children's favorite age is bubble formation from saliva.
- The toddler can repeat the sound he likes over and over again.
- At the end of the third month, the baby gains so-called symmetry, which means that its head naturally positions itself in the middle, in a straight line with the torso.
- The child is stupid, i.e. it makes sounds that have something of vowels and consonants in them. At first, an infant stupidly spontaneously, for example, when it is in a good mood, with time more often, in a clear response to external stimulation.