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Around 14 weeks old, babies may start to imitate speech sounds. Also, your little one is likely intrigued by all the new sounds, such as the doorbell ringing or the phone ringing. Now is also a good time to start reading to your baby, if you haven't started doing so already. Reading is soothing to your 3-month-old infant, and it also allows you to have some quality bonding time.

You and Your Baby at 14 Weeks

Three and a half months! That almost sounds OLD! Of course we know that it is not, but you get the idea. Three and a half months is enough time for a little person to learn who the main players are in their life, when things are funny, and what to do when someone smiles.
One fun little development that may be emerging now is the tendency for your little one to start imitating speech sounds. The baby talk is starting to sound bizarrely conversational, with questions, statements, and exclamations!

Observations Galore in Infants

Your 3-month-old baby is truly taking it all in right now. Everything around your little one is becoming increasingly intriguing. You will see her turning to see where new sounds are coming from, who is making them, and what happens with the sound. These action-reaction connections are happening more and more now.
A few examples of those two-step connections that your baby is starting to pick up on are:
  • The doorbell rings -- a new face/es arrive.
  • The phone rings and you jump to answer it.
  • You flip a switch and a light brightens up the room.
The world is an interesting place and there is so much to learn. It is both fascinating and amusing to watch your infant learn about their world.
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