Your baby will now have his own very individual personality and you will find it a lot easier to know that your baby is telling you.
You are probably in a good routine and all getting more sleep.
It’s a great time as you are now feeling more relaxed and settled in you new role as a parent.
Posture and large movement
In the supine position the baby now prefers to lie with head midline.
Baby will now kick vigorously making putting socks difficult.
If pulled into a sitting position little or no head lag now.
In ventral suspension the baby will now hold head well above the line of the body with hips and shoulders extended.
If placed in prone position they will lift head and even upper chest off surface
When held in a sitting position back will be straight except lumbar region.
Eyes and vision
Baby is now very visually alert.
Baby will move head deliberately to look around the room.
They will now watch movement of their own hands and engages in finger play beginning to clasp and unclasp hands and pressing palms together.
Baby will now hold a object when placed into hand
Most babies are starting to recognize mum and dad or other very familiar faces.
Sudden load noises will still distress them.
Baby will smile or quiet down to mother’s voice.
Baby will be vocal when spoken too or when happy.
You will see baby suck or lick their lips in response to feeding or when hungry. They will also fix onto mothers face unblinkingly when feeding.
Deaf babies may be startled by your sudden appearance.
Your baby will now react to familiar situations by showing you with a smile or a coo and show excitement by making fast arm and leg movements they will also enjoy bath time and caring routines like nappy changing and feeding.