Newborn Development – Birth to 3 months

Your baby comes into this world with so many early communication skills. They know your voice and will become calm when you speak to them in a soothing voice. The main way they tell you “hey, something’s up” is by crying. Every time you respond to their cries you are telling them “I’m listening and I’m here for you”. You are validating your baby’s attempts to communicate.

This is such an exciting time as you watch your baby fall in love with you.

Remember that if your little one was born a little early, they make take a few more weeks to reach these milestones. This is completely normal. When looking at their development think about their ‘corrected age’.

Find out a little more about how your newborn is learning to communicate below.

Listening & Understanding


before birth
3 to 6 months