At two months
2-month-old is now starting to pay more attention to
his surroundings and to the people in his world. He
will have established a fairly regular feeding pattern.
sight: Your baby can follow moving objects and will
respond to brightly coloured objects that are dangled
over his face. He can focus on an object up to 8 feet
away. Your baby loves to see you smile and will respond
with smiles and cooing noises.
Hang a colourful mobile over his crib/cot. Lie him on
his back on the floor with a play gym over his head
he will not only love watching the bright objects but
will try and raise his hands to touch them.
hearing: Your baby is fully aware of who you are and
knows the different tones in your voice for instance
if you raise your voice he will respond with a little
cry but if you talk to him in a soothing voice this
will calm and reassure him. If he hears you across the
room he will turn his head to follow your voice. Is
startled by loud noises.
Be aware of your baby`s reactions to the different tones
in your voice and that of others around him. Play him
a variety of music until you find the one that calms
him or even gets him to sleep this will make life a
lot easier for you. Play him happy songs or even story
tapes you could even introduce some actions to go a
long with the song/story.
movement: His ability to control his body posture is
improving. His head is much more stable and doesn`t
lag as much. Makes bicycle movements with legs when
lying on his back. He will try to hold his head when
sitting up right. When lying on his stomach he will
try to roll over and will surprise himself if he rolls
on to his back from his side.
Your baby is already starting to think for himself,
can recognise familiar surroundings and is settling
in to the daily pattern of his every day life. These
are some of the things that your baby is able to do
at 2 months but don`t worry if your baby hasn`t reached
these milestones every baby develops at his/her own
pace and will catch up.
grasp reflex still makes him hold a rattle firmly, with
no intention of giving it back!
He steadily holds up his head.
Baby rolls over in one direction.
He can raise his chest using his arms for support while
lying on his stomach.
Baby smiles when you smile at him.
He responds to loud sounds by becoming completely silent,
crying, or acting startled.
Baby coos and will make some vowel sounds such as "ah,
eh, oh" in response to what he sees and hears around
He focuses on very small objects.
Baby may laugh out loud and even squeal
baby`s feeding and sleeping patterns is starting to
become regular and he will sleep up to 7 hours at night.
Your baby will become irritable, unable to relax and
may cry a lot but don`t panic this happens with all
baby`s and despite all the research done there is no
logical answer to why.
are some of the reasons why your baby might not be settling
or crying more then usually.
Affecting up to 30 percent of babies, colic causes babies
to have periods of intense cryingwhich can occur
several times per week and last for several hours. You'll
know it when you hear it: Colic elicits sharp cries
and screams that aren't relieved by a dry nappy, feeding
or cuddling your baby. Colic often gets worse in the
Your baby's bowel movements should be soft; if they're
hard and dry and resemble little pebbles and are infrequent,
your baby may be constipated. Ask your doctor for some
help on what you can do to help your baby`s bowels get
back to normal.
gas (wind): All baby`s get wind and this can cause some
slight pain to your baby. This is usually due to not
winding baby properly or from sucking on air from an
empty bottle. This is simple to solve. Add one extra
scoop of formula on top of his regular amount. This
will save on him sucking on air and you will instantly
know when he is ready to increase his feed.
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