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At how many months should my baby start using his small motor skills?

He is 3 months and only bats at his toys on his bouncer. He doesn't really grasp other toys like rattles but grabs and holds onto our fingers.


Asked by madrigalreject at 7:36 PM on Dec. 7, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • has great development charts:

    Your little one sounds just fine.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:47 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • 6 to 7 months. Sounds like she needs to work on her gross motor skills to me. lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • My son just turned 4 months last week and is just not starting to actually use his fingers. He's been batting at his toys and molieb for a while but now he is actually starting to grab and hold things. He little arms and wrists aren't very strong yet so it's not like he holding toys but he's getting there!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 7:46 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • I meant just now**!!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 7:51 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • my son is 9 weeks. he waves his arms like crazy but isn't corrdinated enough to hit the objects in his activity gym. however he's good with his fingers. he can squeeze his fingers to hold and shake objects if i place something in his palm. he's just now starting to grab his ears and hair not really knowing what he's doing lol. we had mittens on him for about the whole first month because he was scratching his face so bad and they didn't hold back his development at all. your son seems like he's on the right track. remember not all kids are the same.

    Answer by princess021 at 8:40 PM on Dec. 7, 2008

  • oh he's also starting 2 grab and hold his own hands... so he's slowly finding them. the more you work with him the better

    Answer by princess021 at 8:45 PM on Dec. 7, 2008