Months 1-3: Common milestones

Sep 10, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. ET

New moms might feel extra-cautious when it comes to making sure that their babies are hitting the baby milestones. Here is a list of common milestones Baby may reach during the first to third months of life.

One month baby girl

1 month

  • Lifts head during tummy time
  • Responds to sounds
  • Looks at faces
  • Follows objects briefly with eyes
  • Makes "ooh" and "aah" sounds
  • Can see black and white patterns
  • Smiles/laughs
  • Can hold his head at 45-degree angle
  • Loves seeing her own image in a mirror

2 months

  • Can make gurgling and cooing sounds
  • Follows objects in his line of sight
  • Discovers own hands
  • Holds head up for short periods
  • Smiles, laughs
  • Holds head at 45-degree angle
  • Movements become smoother
  • Can bear some weight on legs
  • Lifts head and shoulders when lying on tummy (mini-pushup)
  • Responds to his favorite voice — yours

3 months

  • Recognizes your face and scent
  • Holds head steady
  • Follows moving objects with her eyes
  • Squeals, gurgles, coos
  • Blows bubbles
  • Recognizes Mom's and Dad's voice
  • Can do a small pushup (like a yoga "cobra" move)
  • Rolls from tummy to back
  • Turns her attention toward loud noises
  • Bring hands together, bats at toys

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