Your 3 Month Old Baby A Sweet Bundle Of Joy!

By Carrie Lauth

Your 3 month old baby is such a sweet bundle of joy! This is a wonderful age and parenting is a delight. Your baby is waking up to the world around him and coming out of the sleepy fog he was in as a newborn. You’re discovering little facets of his personality and he’s charming everyone he meets.

Physical Development

Your baby is getting a bit more organized with his movements, although it will still be some time before he’s able to control his hands well. You might notice him grasping at things that you have in your hands while you hold him. He’s getting so very interested in the world around him! He no longer gets so fatigued from stimulation, and loves to see new things. He’s likely smiling and laughing out loud now, especially at his parents and siblings if he has them. He will giggle and clasp his hands together in an expression of delight. He loves how this makes you smile, and is learning important social skills, the give-and-take of relationships.

His nervous system is still somewhat immature however, and you may notice that he still “jumps” and startles if he feels insecure (like if you are carrying him and suddenly squat down). The newborn reflexes are still present at this age.

Baby can hold his head up for long periods now, and he can lift his head quite well when he’s on his belly. It’s a good idea to let him have some “tummy time” daily to exercise. If he’s not wild about this, try kneeling down to his level and talking to him or showing him a colorful toy.



If you’re nursing, you’ve probably overcome those challenges of the first few weeks and it’s smooth sailing. Your baby may look up at you and stop feeding to flash you a big, toothless grin and it just melts your heart. Baby has probably settled into a (somewhat!) predictable nursing routine now so you know what to expect. Look for the growth spurt that is common at this age. Your baby’s digestive system is still not ready for solid foods, so your best bet is to spend 2 or 3 days nursing your baby as much as he wants to, and your body will respond by increasing your milk supply. Getting some extra rest during this time will also help.

Keeping Baby Entertained

It doesn’t take an awful lot to keep baby interested at this age, and you don’t have to worry about him discovering the outlets yet! Just realize that baby is learning new things constantly, such as how to roll off the bed! Be careful when you lay him down on a flat surface. Keep a hand

on him constantly.

Most of all baby loves seeing your face and hearing you talk to him. He can even mimic your facial expressions. So sing to him, smile at him, talk with him, and read books out loud to him. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you read daily with your baby when he’s 6 months of age, but why not get in the habit now? Baby will love it!

Babies this age also love being carried in a sling or other soft cloth carrier so they can explore

their new environment and stay close to your body.


Your 3 month old may or may not be sleeping through the night now. Don’t be tempted to give him solid foods too early in order to get him to sleep through the night. Studies show that it doesn’t work. Sleeping through the night is a developmental milestone and every baby is different.

Enjoy this precious time in your baby’s life!

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Fire Extinguishers Vs. Fire Blankets: Pros &Amp; Cons

You must install a smoke alarm in your house and keep a fire extinguisher or a fire blanket to contain any possible fire accident and prevent it from spreading.

Not sure whether to choose a fire extinguisher or a fire blanket?

Here’s some information to help you make the best choice.

When to Use a Fire Blanket?

Most residential fires start in the kitchen. This is because they are prone to gas leakages. Gas and flame is a deadly combination that can wreak havoc in any property. This is why most of us have a fire extinguisher stored in the kitchen somewhere. A fire extinguisher may be the best equipment to contain and control fire, but it is not the best option to be used in a kitchen.

And here’s why.

Fire extinguishers have fire-controlling foam which contains water. This combination does not work for grease or electrical fires. A fire in the kitchen is usually a grease fire or an electrical fire. A grease fire contains traces of fat or oil in it. Even a small amount of water added to this fire can burn the room down.

Anyone standing near a grease fire when a fire extinguisher is used is sure to get severely burned. Many people lose their lives because of using a fire extinguisher to put out a grease fire.

On the other hand, an electrical fire maybe because of a short circuit or an electrical appliance malfunction. As mentioned above, the foam in the fire extinguisher has water and if you add water to the flames of an electrical fire, you increase the possibility of severe electric shocks. These shocks can be so intense that a person can easily lose their life. Thus, it will result in more harm than good.

Therefore, you must never use a fire extinguisher when dealing with grease or electric fire. The best and safest option is to use a fire blanket. A fire blanket is made of fire-resistant material. It can smother the flames and prevent them from spreading. It can also be used to wrap around a person who may be engulfed by the fire. Thus, if a fire accident happens in the kitchen of your house, then using a fire blanket is the best option.

Pros of a Fire Blanket

  • They can help contain a fire in its early stages
  • They are best for kitchen fires
  • They can easily be used by anyone who may have difficulty using a fire extinguisher
  • They can also be used for personal protection against fire

Cons of a Fire Blanket

  • They can only be used once
  • They require you to get close to the fire to put it out
  • They are not suitable to contain a big fire
  • They may contain traces of asbestos if they are old

When to Use a Fire Extinguisher?

A fire extinguisher is one of the most commonly used fire-fighting devices. It can be used for all types of fire accidents, except for the two mentioned above. It can put out the flames caused by flammable liquids. It is the best option for combustible fires, metal fires, and gas fires. It comes in a wide variety. From ABC fire extinguishers that are used for common fires to special CO2 extinguishers that can take out flames caused by electrical equipment, gases, and flammable liquids.

Fire extinguishers are very effective if used properly but they do have their limitations as we discussed earlier in the post. They form the first line of defense against the spread of a fire which can cause serious damage to property and may also take precious lives.

With a fire extinguisher, a fire in most cases can be contained until the fire-fighters arrive. This limits the damage caused by the accident.

From warehouses to vehicles, you will find a fire extinguisher for every environment. The best thing about a fire extinguisher is that it can be used from a safe distance. You don’t have to get too close to the fire source to extinguish it. Just stand at a safe distance, open the pin and start spraying the foam. It will take out the fire in a matter of seconds.

A fire extinguisher must only be installed by an expert fire extinguisher installation company.

Pros of a Fire Extinguisher

  • They are highly effective
  • They are available in a wide variety of sizes and types
  • They can help fight different kinds of fire threats
  • They can be used from a safe distance
  • You need some training to use them
  • Clean-up can be messy after using a fire extinguisher
  • Fire extinguishers for large capacities are heavy and can be difficult to use

Cons of a Fire Extinguisher

Now that you know the uses, pros, and cons of a fire extinguisher and fire blanket, you will be able to make an informed decision about which fire suppression system to use. For kitchen fires, a fire blanket is the best option while a fire extinguisher is best for all other kinds of fire.

Make sure you get in touch with an expert fire extinguisher installation company if you choose to install a fire extinguisher.