LittlePeopleLogo     Normal Development: 1 to 3 Months


Reflexively grasps whatever is placed in hand.

Explores surroundings with eyes.

May smile socially at familiar faces and voices.

Lifts chest momentarily when lying on tummy.

Discovers hands and fingers.

Follows objects by moving head from side to side.

Gurgles and coos, particularly when talked to.

Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's development. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal. Consequently, these guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general progression through the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and other milestones later than the general trend. Keep this in mind as you review these milestones.

If you have any concerns related to your child's own pattern of development, check with your physician.