Emotional and Social Development: Birth to 3 Months

Emotional and Social Development: Birth to 3 Months

Development is a progressive change in size, shape, and function. In other words, potential genetic changes to functional maturity (genotype converts to phenotype). Further apart, it is divided into many types i.e., Emotional and Social Development: Birth to 3 Months. We’ll discuss it in detail.

Emotional and Social Development: Birth to 3 Months.:

Emotional development refers to the ability to show emotion, whether positive or negative. Aggression, pleasure, smile, happiness, joy, sadness, and depression are involved in emotional development.

Social development is the development in which a child learns to interact with their surroundings. It helps your baby in friendships and knows about relationships. So, overall development plays an essential role in a child’s life that remain through out his life. 

Zero month: 

After birth, the child has no emotion except crying. The behavior that a zero-month child show are below:

  • Cry to show feeling
  • Uses face and body to show what he is feeling
  • Watch faces
  • Response to your touch

One month:

  • Smiles at faces
  • Alert after 10 hours
  • Cries when under and overstimulated
  • Love eye contact
  • Recognize the parent’s voice
  • Trust in caregiver 

Two months:

  • Try to communication
  • Study the face
  • Cries to get attention
  • Visual stimulus
  • Personality obvious

Three months:

  • Persistent crying may stop in this month.
  • Eye contact
  • Communication is not clear, but children try.
  • Differentiate between stranger and parents
  • Baby relax when you lift him and walk-in room 
  • Smile and laugh but not much loud

we all know the most common behavior of a child from birth to three months of age. But the baby feels everything for the first time, so all feelings and emotions are scary and unknown. He doesn’t know how to respond to anything. So, he starts crying. He becomes happy when he fills. He doesn’t know the meaning of happiness. 


It is the only emotion that they can show with full force. Babies cry in the afternoon and evening, so any disturbance he feels inside or outside the body results in crying.  Some parents take help from juggling. Please stop doing this, as it is scary as well as painful. Babies don’t cry to take attention or tease their parents. When the baby feels hunger or pain, he starts crying. 

Different personality:

Every child has a different personality; some are shy and feel upset when they meet strangers. At the same time, some show excitement and easily mix up with others. So, never disappoint with your baby’s behavior. It may change from time to time. 

What you should do for better development:

There are many things you can do for your child’s better development.

  • Some babies need your attention and want you to hold them. When you carry them and walk, they don’t cry.
  • Talk to your baby softly and politely.
  • If your baby continuously crying, talk to the child health care. They will give you a better suggestion.

No doubt, this period is very tiring for parents. Because they even not know the language of their baby. Especially when they have their first child, so keep calm and don’t show any boredom. For further queries, ask your child specialist and go to the doctor when you feel any unusual crying. Best of luck!