3 to 6 Month Language Milestones

  • Placeholder ImageResponds to own name
  • Responds when spoken to face to face
  • Voice may express emotion (ex: happy, upset)
  • Blows bubbles, sputters, and/or raspberries (4 months)
  • Laughs when tickled (4 months)
  • Add consonants to babbling and will combine consonants with vowels into long, repetitious strings (ex: babababa, mamama) (5 months)

3 to 6 Month Senses Milestones

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  • No longer indifferent to salt taste and can choose preference for salty foods (4 months)


  • Prefers high frequencies vs. low ones
  • Ability to distinguish full range of frequencies mostly fully develops
  • Turns head toward direction of sound (4- 5 months)


  • Acuity (clarity/sharpness) rapidly improves (2-5 months)
  • Can see nearly all colors (3 months)
  • Full range of color and shades (4 months)
  • Distance vision matures
  • Ability to track moving objects matures- babies anticipates vs follows the position of moving object