Second Month Baby

You’ve gotten past the newborn phase, and now, in the second month, you’re starting to get a sense of your baby’s personality. You’re also learning what makes your 2-month-old tick — from likes and dislikes, to crying triggers, which at this age are still pretty basic — hunger, sleepiness, and dirty diapers.

 

Second Month Baby

 

Second Month Baby Milestones: Motor Skills | Two-month-old babies are gaining more control over their bodies. That means they can hold their head a little steadier while lying on their tummies or being supported upright. In the second month of life, babies continue to have a strong sucking reflex. You may notice your baby likes to suck on a fist or a few fingers. This is one of the best ways babies have of comforting themselves. At 2 months, your baby doesn’t yet have the coordination to play with toys. But your baby may bat at a colorful object hanging in front of her. Your baby may even briefly hold a toy that you place in one of her hands.

Second Month Baby Milestones: Sleep | Your baby’s sleep patterns are evolving from newborn sleep. But at two months, they still aren’t fully established. At this age, babies sleep 15 to 16 hours a day. But those hours are sporadic, and they usually aren’t ready to sleep through the night. This is especially true for breastfed babies, who generally wake up to eat every three hours or so. Hang in there for just a few more weeks and you’ll be able to get some much-needed rest. You may even be able to get to a full night’s sleep earlier by helping your baby learn how to fall asleep on her own. Do this by putting your baby into the crib when she’s drowsy rather than fast asleep. All babies need to be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). You can provide plenty of tummy time when your baby is awake and supervised. Also, remove all soft objects from your baby’s crib, including pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and soft bumpers.

Second Month Baby Milestones: The Senses | At two months, babies can see objects — and people — from up to 18 inches away. That means you still need to get pretty close, but your baby will be able to see your face pretty well while feeding. Your baby should also be able to follow your movements when you walk close by. Baby’s hearing is improving too. Your 2-month-old will especially enjoy listening to the sound of your voice.

Resource from : http://www.webmd.com

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