Becoming Sociable At three months of age, your baby is really beginning to take her place in the world. She actively seeks the attention of those closest to her, smiles and vocalises to communicate her pleasure. But as her social world expands, she faces the challenge of predicting other people's behaviour and this can sometimes make her anxious.
Your baby's growing social awareness. At three months, your baby smiles in response to other people's smiles, and may even vocalise her pleasure at seeing people she recognises. She is growing more social by the day. She has learnt to differentiate between those close to her, and may show her recognition in the facial expressions and the sounds she makes. Babies tend to behave differently towards the various important individuals in their lives, adjusting the way they attract and hold attention accordingly. As your little one matures, learns more about the world and settles into routines, she may find new experiences more difficult to deal with. She has been getting used to her parents and other family members and, to some degree, can predict their behaviour. She knows what to expect from her main caregivers, but strangers are a different story. So don't be surprised if your little one seems unsure and fusses when she now meets a new person. This is perfectly normal. The more alert and communicative your baby becomes, the more her social world expands. And, as a result of this, she faces new challenges on a daily basis. Be patient, and if you feel she is overwhelmed or over-stimulated, take her aside for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of the visitors.