When your baby is 3 months old, it will be going through many changes and milestones. As a parent or caregiver, it’s important to be aware of what your baby needs and how to best care for them.
Here are some tips for caring for your 3-month-old baby:
At 3 months old, your baby’s feeding needs may change. They may start to eat more or less frequently, depending on their growth and development. It’s important to continue feeding your baby on demand and ensure they get enough nutrition.
Your baby may start to develop more consistent sleep patterns at 3 months. However, they still need plenty of rest and may require several naps throughout the day. Create a consistent sleep routine to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits.
Your baby will still require frequent diaper changes at 3 months. Be sure to change your diaper as soon as it becomes soiled to prevent diaper rash and other skin irritations.
Bathing your baby once or twice a week is usually sufficient for 3 months. Use gentle baby shampoo and soap, and be sure to support your baby’s head and neck while bathing them.
Playtime is important for your baby’s development at 3 months. Engage in activities that encourage their physical and cognitive development, such as tummy time, floor play, and age-appropriate toys.
Your baby will likely receive their 2nd set of immunizations at 3 months. These vaccinations are important to protect your baby from serious illnesses and diseases.
Be aware of potential hazards in your home and take steps to keep your baby safe. This includes ensuring that your baby’s crib meets safety standards, avoiding loose bedding and toys in the crib, and keeping small objects and hazardous materials out of reach.
Remember to take care of yourself as well. Continue to eat a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough rest. If you’re experiencing any postpartum symptoms, such as mood changes or difficulty breastfeeding, be sure to reach out to your healthcare provider for support.
By being aware of your baby’s needs and providing them with proper care and attention, you can help support their growth and development at 3 months and beyond.