Baby Developmental Milestones: Up to 3 Months

Baby Developmental Milestones: Up to 3 Months

Baby Developmental Milestones: Up to 3 Months

As a new parent, it is exciting to watch your baby grow and develop new skills. During the first 3 months of life, babies typically achieve a number of important milestones that signal their growing abilities and emerging personality. Here are some of the key milestones to look for during this stage of development:

  1. Smiling: Babies may start smiling at people, especially at their caregivers, during the first few months of life. This is a sign of their growing social skills and a way to communicate with the people around them.
  2. Lifting head: As babies grow stronger and more coordinated, they may be able to lift their heads briefly when they are lying on their stomachs. This helps to strengthen their neck muscles and prepare them for more advanced movements like sitting up and crawling.
  3. Making cooing noises: Babies may start making cooing noises and gurgling sounds as they learn to control their vocal cords. These early vocalizations are an important step in their language development.
  4. Following with eyes: Babies may start following objects with their eyes as they move. This helps them to track movement and learn more about their environment.
  5. Grasping objects: Babies may start grasping objects, such as a teething toy like Jet by The Clever Baby, or their own hands with their fingers. This is an important skill that helps them to explore and learn about the world around them.
  6. Bringing hands to mouth: Babies may start bringing their hands to their mouths as they begin to explore the world around them. This is a natural way for them to learn about objects and sensations through their sense of touch and taste.

Every baby is different and will develop at their own pace, so it's important to keep in mind that these milestones are just a general guide. If you have any concerns about your baby's development, it's always a good idea to consult your pediatrician.

Curious to know what developmental milestones your baby will hit next? Check out our blog Baby Development Milestones - 3 to 6 Months to learn more.


Tricia Meyer is a serial entrepreneur, business lawyer and mom of 6! Tricia is the Co-Founder at The Clever Baby. The Clever Baby recently launched its first product Jet - a patented, innovative teether and dispenser all-in-one, and is committed to developing clever products for parents and creating magical moments for babies and kids. Tricia has been featured in many publications including Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more! Tricia has also received 30+ awards over the course of her career including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago as one of the most influential lawyers in Chicago and by Forbes on the Next1000 list! Learn more about The Clever Baby at www.thecleverbaby.com.