Growing Awareness and Intentional Movements
At 3-4 months, the es are less dominant and babies' movements become more intentional, voluntary and controlled. is sufficiently developed, enabling babies to extend their hands to grasp objects. Initially, the ability to grasp is limited, since babies still uses their palms rather than the fingers - offer your baby properly-sized toy. Sometime between 3 or 4 months, babies can grasp a toy and begin to move it into their field of vision. While lying on their back, they will bring their hand to midline, and close it to grasp an object within reach.
During this period, babies prefer the prone position and like to lean on the forearms with open palms. They become better aware of their hands from the deep sensory stimulation this position affords.
From this point until the age of 12 months, babies bring everything into their mouth for further exploration, which develops the muscles of in the mouth area: jaws, tongue and lips. These would later translate into that are vital to eating solids and speaking.
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