Emotional Development: Your Baby at 3 Months

You will hear many more sounds as your baby uses his voice to show his emotions. He will get better at conveying his feelings of happiness, sadness or discomfort. As you respond to his feelings, he will develop a stronger sense of self over time.

Typical Skills

  • Shows appropriate facial expressions in response to such emotions as anger, fear, joy
  • Reflects feelings of happiness with chortles or squeals; frustration with whimpers; and hunger with smacking lips
  • Begins to show sadness
  • Responds to familiar people; may stop or start crying according to who holds him.
  • Can distinguish and express discomfort

Emerging Skills

  • Starts to laugh
  • Starts to show anger when he cannot get what he desires

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