Birth to Three months

Developmental Milestones

How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development?

What’s unique to your two month old?  What is typical of a three month old?

Developmental Milestones Birth up to 3 months

Social and Emotional Milestones 

  • Begins to smile at people 
  • Can briefly calm herself (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand)
  • Tries to look at parent 

Communication Milestones 


  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds video icon
  • Turns head toward sounds 

Physical Milestones 

Gross motor/Fine motor

  • Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy 
  • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs 
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Cognitive Milestones

Learning, thinking, problem-solving

  • Pays attention to faces 
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance
  • Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change 
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Developing Self-Confidence From Birth to 12 Months

Children need to feel safe and secure to develop self-confidence. When you comfort your baby, respond to his cries and needs, talk and play with him, he knows that he is loved and important. Learn how else you can help your baby develop self-confidence

Birth – 3 months          3 – 6 months           6-9 months           9-12 months          18 months           2 years          3 years  



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