Once you have actually had your baby, the parenting begins. No parents are perfect and even the best parents are going to make mistakes from time to time. However, understanding what is expected in a baby’s development can help you prepare for and adjust better to the changes that happen in your child. With that in mind, here are some expectations for what the first three months of your baby’s development will be like.

One thing about babies is that they tend to grow up very fast. Within the first month of their existence you should already be expecting them to do different things. A baby will be able to temporarily lift their head within the first month of development and even more it from side to side on occasion. You can also expect them to move their arms around and eventually be able to touch their face with their hands.

In terms of recognition, babies should be able to gain some cognitive ability within the first month of development as well. Specifically, they should be able to differentiate between a human face and anything else, showing an especially large amount of interest when their mother is in the room. Reflexes will start developing around this time as well, with the baby eventually being able to focus on items as much as 30 to 35 cm away from their face.

When the first month becomes the second month, you can definitely expect babies to start making a lot of vowel noises and start smiling quite a bit. They should also start to gain even more cognitive skills with something like being able to follow the path of a person or an object as they walk around the room becoming second nature to them within that second thirty days.

In the third month, you can expect this pattern to continue even further, with babies starting to be able to raise their head and chest further than before. They’ll even start to kick and shake toys, developing a social attitude with familiar faces as they develop through that month. In a nutshell, that is what the first three months in the life of your baby are likely to resemble.