Sight Develops Significantly

Babies at this age focus best on items 8-12 inches away.
Adult faces become a major focal point. They'll recognize you and smile at you.

What activities might your child do?

  • Knows my face
  • Can turn their head to watch a toy move
  • Can smile
  • Makes cooing sounds (ooo, aah)
  • Moves around at the sound of my voice
  • Watches the person talking to them
  • Can follow me with their eyes
  • Can show they are happy or upset
  • Can suck their fingers or fist
  • Can hold on to mom’s finger when nursing, or pat the bottle during feeding
  • Can lift their head
  • Is beginning to roll over (onto their back)
  • Will hold a rattle briefly

Click here to print Developmental Milestone Check List Birth to Three Months. Share the list with your child’s health care professional, teacher, or save it for your own records.

Each activity your child is doing is typical of their age.

If your child isn’t doing all of the activities, it doesn’t mean anything is wrong. Children can vary by as much as six months in some of the things that they are able to do. If you do have questions about your child’s development, you can call the CONNECT Helpline, a program of the State of Pennsylvania.

CONNECT Helpline 1-800-692-7288

The child specialists on the CONNECT Helpline are there to answer questions and provide information about child development for families of children ages birth to age five.

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