During the second and third month so much happens! its such an exciting and overwhelming time as your baby’s little personality is emerging. They are starting to recognize you, smile, interact and it becomes way more apparent of what they want and don’t want. They also start to play and grasp different toys – there are so many milestones during this phase!
Logan grew so much during these months! he grew over 5 inches and at 3 months weighed over 15lbs!!
He started to turn into quite the chunker by month 3 🙂
During our second and third month we still used the stability ball ALOT – as he still struggled with gas and being colic. And the one thing he really just loved was to be bounced <awake or to sleep> . You learn very quickly in the world of motherhood that you do whatever you need to! Happy Baby = Happy EVERYONE! lol.
TOYS & GEAR
This playmat has been awesome… in the second month it was the first thing that really entertained Logan without me having to be constantly engaged as well. Every morning I would put him down on the mat and that’s when I would run around like a chicken with its head cut off grabbing my coffee and breaky and sometimes even got dressed 🙂
This mat is great because it has a piano at his feet that he constantly kicks, it plays music (which also has the option of shutting off lol) and has a big hanging mirror in the middle which Logan LOVES. It also has little toys, but I would change up the toys and once he started grabbing things I would hook the linky toys on and he loved that.
You can get it here: http://www.toysrus.com/buy/gyms-playmats/kick-n-play-piano-gym-bmh49-30181276
Babies sure do love mirrors!! its one of the first things they notice – and they never get sick of looking at themselves 🙂
we have this whale mirror I found at winnners for $5… but here’s a similiar one at BUYBUY BABY by Skip Hop
Here’s a similar one at BUYBUY BABY by Skip Hop: http://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/skip-hop-reg-alphabet-zoo-baby-safe-activity-mirror/1040569703
If you have a breastfeeding pillow – that also comes in handing for tummy time! helps them enjoy it a little more 🙂 (I have the boppy pillow)
We got this vibrating bouncy chair when he was 3 months! I don’t know why the hell we didn’t have this sooner, it’s awesome! It’s cheap, has vibration, he bounces easily, toys and music! its a winner in my books! (It also has a toy bar that attaches that isn’t in the picture)
Here is the link for the one we have by BRIGHT START: http://www.buybuybaby.com/store/product/bright-starts-trade-playful-pals-trade-bouncer/1041385937?Keyword=bouncer
However, if we had of realized before hand I would have registered for this one by Baby BJORN! I have read raving reviews about it
These link toys are AWESOME! for such a cheap little thing, man they are a lifesaver. He loves them, I hang them off his carseat, playmat you name it!
or we have these ones from Target by BRIGHT STARTS
This OBALL – was the first toy that Logan learned how to grasp. And you can hook it on to things with the linky toys above!
The swaddle was a must for us however, he grew out of the summer infant velcro swaddles quickly. So we ended up using the Halo sleep sacks with the swaddle wings on them. We used a fleece one at night and cotton one during the day.
Here is where you can find them: http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=4277362
- White noise is still really important – we use a white noise app on an ipod dock in his nursery
- We transitioned to the crib around 11 weeks, and it went well.. Logan wasn’t a great sleeper at this stage anyways – so it didn’t affect him much
Unfortunately he wasn’t a huge fan of the swing, and the carseat was STILL a struggle for us. However one thing that started to help at around 3 months was that he started to take a soother again – he really seemed to love these ones by AVENT. They were a good transition from the soothie ones!
I bought this Solly wrap around 3 months and really wish I had it from the beginning… It makes wearing him around the house alot more comfortable. It takes some time to learn how to master the wrap, but within a couple tries it becomes pretty easy. I didn’t use it past 4 months, because I just find hes too big in it and doesn’t like to be carried facing me anymore (He’s too curious about everything around him hehe)
You can order them here: http://shop.sollybaby.com/collections/all
And the baby susher was awesome for us during these months! We also had the ipad/iphone app we used all the time! <you can see it in the picture above>
Logan started to smile – and that was by far the BEST milestone 🙂
Hope this helps some future mommy’s out there 🙂