Your baby finished the first month of his/her life. If you haven’t read our article about your baby’s first month; Your Baby’s First Month: Changes. You’ve become more used to each other with your 2 month old baby. So, what should you do in the second month of his/her life?
What does a 2 month old baby do?
- If you laugh at your baby, he/she can respond to you with a smile.
- Although he/she usually respond by crying, he/she can make noises except crying.
- He/she can keep his/her head up while seating.
- He/she can be rolled over continuously.
- Can pay attention particularly to small objects.
- When you give your baby a toy, he/she can grasp it.
- Can reach to objects.
- He can put two hands together.
- Your baby can scream and shout to show his/her joy. In the meantime, you can have a look at the article about babies screaming: Why do babies scream?
2 Month Old Baby: Feeding
In these months, keep in mind that you need to breastfeed your baby at every opportunity. Breast milk that you give to your baby up to 2 years of age is very valuable in terms of your baby’s development and health. Check out these two articles on the benefits of breastfeeding:
How Much Weight Should a 2 Month Old Baby Have?
The two month old baby boy weighs 5500 g, while the two month old baby girl weighs an average of 5000 g. If you want to look at the size and weight ratios of male and female babies in more detail; Please check Height and Weight Changes in Baby Boys and Baby Girls.
2 Month Old Baby’s Ear Care
Clean the exterior surface of your baby’s ears with a small cloth or cotton, but do not use an ear swab. The ear can naturally cleanse itself and trying to clean it by any ear cleaning tool will only cause more damage. If your baby has a lot of dirt in his/her ear, it means there may be inflammation in the ear. In this case, you should obtain information from the doctor.
2 Month Old Baby: Doctor Control
In general, the conditions stated should be performed in the routine examination of a two month old baby:
- Questions about the state of the baby and his family, the diet of the baby, sleep patterns and physical development are examined.
- The baby’s weight, height, head circumference are measured, and marked in the development graph recorded since birth.
- It is checked, if there is a problem detected before.
- The first vaccination sessions are performed. It is recorded in the vaccination calendar.
- Information is given to the parents about what can be done at your baby’s 3rd month about feeding, sleeping and development.
- If necessary, advice can be obtained from the doctor on vitamin support.
- Information is given to the parents about what are the side effects of vaccinations on the baby and when you should call your doctor.