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Sleep: By three months many, but not all, babies can sleep through the night (6-10 hours. This is the age when you may let your baby cry for a few minutes. If comforting the baby and a few minutes of crying does not get him back to sleep, it is all right to feed once in the middle of the night.
Feeding: Ideally, your baby will continue on breast milk or formula without any supplements until 4 months. A typical feeding schedule at this age will be 4-8 ounces every 4 hours, but there is a wide range of what is acceptable. Some babies begin to sleep up to 10 hours at night at this age! All breastfed infants and all infants taking less than 32 ounces of formula should begin taking a Vitamin D supplement (Trivisol).
Development: At 3 months many babies are beginning to take swipes atdangling objects, grasp a rattle, and bring their hands to their mouth. You will see the emergence of many social skills including smiling, cooing, turning towards your voice and even imitating facial expressions. Be sure to sing, read and play music to your child at this age.
· Never leave your baby alone, except in a crib or playpen.
· Avoid suffocation and choking by using an approved crib with a firm mattress that fits snugly.
Place your baby on his back. Pillows, blankets, wedges, positioning devices, and bumper pads are no longer recommended. Keep plastic bags, balloons, and baby powder out of reach.
· Prevent fires, burns and scalding injuries. Never eat, drink, or carry anything hot while near or holding the baby. Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees (F). Install smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.
· Car Safety: Use an approved infant safety seat, rear facing and never in the front.
(Parents should always wear their seat belts.)
· Never step away when the baby is on a high surface.
PHA Standard Immunizations: Hep B #2
Tylenol Dose: Next Visit: 4 months, 5 months, 6 months