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2-Month-Old Baby Growth & Development

Now you have crossed the toughest first four weeks and you would know so many things regarding your baby's hunger cues and nap timings. Changing their diapers is another hard part!!!

Baby's eyesight will keep getting better in their 2nd month. Although, they will be able to see the things which are close to them. They will start to look at colorful toys and respond to rattles. So, get ready with few rattles, hanging toys, and Merry-Go-Round. 

Hearing abilities will be better this month. They will be able to respond to sounds and noises. 

Motor skills:

Babies will start to move their arms and legs often.

  • Their legs are straightening out, and kicks are getting stronger. They are now becoming more aware and playful with their hands.

 They try to turn sideways and explore what is around them. It will take at least a month for them to roll over once they start turning sideways. They will make some effort to turn over and Please remember parents are not supposed to help them turn but increase their curiosity to turn over by showing colorful toys and rattles.

Finger sucking Habits:

While growing up, when babies are in their 2nd month, they start to suck all their fingers. Sometimes they will put their whole fist into their mouth which is perfectly normal. It's just that they are trying to choose the right finger which is obviously the thumb finger (Universal favorite finger to suck on). For a few babies, it will take about four to five weeks to start thumb sucking once they start putting their fingers in the mouth.

This thumbsucking is a very natural and reflexive behavior that helps in soothing or comforting themselves. Some babies suck their fingers even in the mother's womb. This thumb sucking will stop when they are around 10 or 12 months old or between the ages of 2 and 4.  

Sleeping Habits:

The baby may spend more time alert and awake during the day and may want fewer naps compared to their first month.

Babies can see objects and people from up to 15 or 18 inches away. But You still need to get pretty close, but your baby will be able to see your face pretty well while feeding. They should also be able to follow movements when you walk close by.

Feeding Schedule:

Nurse them often. It is nothing wrong if they keep getting hungry every 45 to one hour. Nurse them well because their bladder cannot hold for a long time. Once they empty the bladder, they will start showing signals that they need milk.

Smiling:

If your baby hasn't started smiling yet, they should begin soon with lots of big, solid smiles by this month.

Points To Remember:

1. Continue giving oil massage every day before bath. 

2. No outdoor evening walks as few babies might get chill which will get worse after a few hours.

3. Follow their Vaccine schedule correctly. Do not miss or delay.

4. Keep talking to your baby so that communication will develop faster.


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