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Your baby, 2 months


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2 months old During this month, your baby will smile, laugh and make many different kinds of noises. Talk to your baby and encourage him to continue making sounds. When you place your baby on his chest, he can lift his head and chest up. Give your baby a variety of toys that make different sounds, have different textures and light up. All of this will help to develop his senses.

Most babies will spit up at some point or another because of overfeeding or the lack of a mature digestive system. This is very common and is usually not a cause for concern. As long as your child is growing properly and the spit up does not cause him to choke, he is probably fine. More than likely, the spitting up will improve as your baby gets older.

Soon your baby will be rolling over, so it is time to start thinking safety! Avoid leaving your baby on changing tables, couches, countertops and other surfaces unattended. You never know when she will decide to roll for the first the first time.

Until your baby is four to six months old, there is no need to supplement his diet with water, juice or cereal. Some parents are tempted to put cereal into a baby's bottle to help them sleep longer-this is not recommended. Babies get all of the nutrition they need from breast milk or infant formula. Your baby has probably settled into more of a predictable feeding pattern. Most babies will drink about 5-6 ounces of formula or breast milk every 3-4 hours. Avoid giving your baby a bottle in his crib and do not prop the bottle while you are feeding him.

Because all babies have different temperaments, it should be understood that some babies are fussier than others. While some babies are quiet, calm and content most of the time, others are not. Some babies get fussy and aggrevated very easily and need more nurturing from their caregivers. If you use a pacifier, try to limit the amount of time you give it to your baby. Give it to your baby when he needs it for comort and avoid giving it to him when he is not fussy. Never hang the pacifier from his neck to avoid strangulation.

Your baby will learn from you and his environment. Make your baby feel secure and loved by responding to his needs promptly. This will help your baby build trust in you. Never yell, shake or hit your baby--even if you do get frustrated or upset. Doing so can seriously harm your baby and decrease the trust that he has in you.

Developmental Milestones 2 Months Old

Physical
  • Jerky movements are almost gone. Smoother circular movements have taken place of the jerky movements.
  • Your baby can grasp objects voluntarily
  • Eyes are more coordinated and your baby can see various colors

Intellectual
  • Your baby will smile at you this month!
  • Prefers objects with more complicated designs, colors and shapes
  • Some babies will sleep through the night,but not most
  • Most babies will sleep for longer stretches at night

Emotional
  • Your baby will smile when he is happy
  • Your baby will show preferences for people he knows
  • Babies like to be held and comforted. Babies need to feel safe in order to deveop a sense of security.

Age Appropriate Toys
  • Rattles
  • Balls
  • Colored toys
  • Mirrors
  • Mobiles
  • Playgyms
  • Books
  • Musical toys
  • Lighted toys


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4girls want a boy - Tuesday, 19 Aug
LOL I was joking that I was pregnant to my daughter , and she told my husband. I guess they both thought I was even though they both new I was on my period.LOL Anyway my husband asked me if the baby is ok , and I was like WHAT >> Anyway when I told him it was a joke he was sad.. WEIRD !!! It almost makes me want one more hahah

bkle - Sunday, 17 Aug
We made it to Florida today and it's amazing! Long drive with setting family on the way. I think setting family has been the hardest due to were zombies and the have an abundance of energy lol. Baby James has done so good I'm so happy. Disney world tomorrow. The condo is beautiful and were so happy we have our own roomand also happy my husband good parents got us a great deal on the room. 200 a night instead of 367. I'm so crampy and hormonal it's making me think I'm either pregnant or my period is going to start. Bad timing for either! It's been 6 weeks since my last bleed and I've taken 5 pregnancy tests so around one a week haha. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm off to the store

smiles884 - Sunday, 17 Aug
Hi all!! I will be returning to work tomorrow, and would be dreading it, except that I have been allowed to reduce my hours so that I only work on Mondays.. That way I can still keep me job but almost be a stay at home Mom as well.. Not sure how long this'll work financially tho : (. Can't imagine trying to go back full time!! That'd be way too hard. Jaybird-I wonder if your body is still adjusting.. I've only had one 'period' since 5-24 when my boys were born, and it was light and only lasted a few days-not regular for me. Of course your monthly may be completely different now too since having your little one..

4girls want a boy - Wednesday, 13 Aug
Finally I can log back in :) Bkle have a fun trip !! I wish it was me taking a Florida trip.. My brother and Sister and kids live there.. Well I just got my first period starting two days ago. It is very heavy to the point I cant leave the house and im having to take pain pills for it. I know the blood thinners that im on have something to do with the heavy flow , and cramps are crazy .. I hope it wll slow down soon..Jaybird I went back for one day and quit. I have my 4 year old starting Kintergarden in one week and a half . I will get to do so much with her

jaybird81 - Tuesday, 12 Aug
Returned back to work..it was so difficult. Cried all day and left work early because I couldn't stop crying! BLEH! Quick question: Anyone having a normal cycle yet? I had a normal one last month and nothing this month. I am trying to not be paranoid and think that I am pregnant- but I'm over a week late?? Maybe my body is still adjusting with the hormones?

HootOwl - Tuesday, 12 Aug
bkle - safe drive to you :) How's the bee sting?

bkle - Sunday, 10 Aug
off to drive to florida starting in a few hours.

bkle - Saturday, 9 Aug
I stepped on a bee at the bbq and hours late it still hurts. grrr ive had 4 kids all natural and seemed to handle it ok but a little bee sends me almost in tears. Im glad I didn't need an epi pen this time haha

bkle - Saturday, 9 Aug
bbq today, then we leave tomorrow really late at night for our 3 week florida trip :-) So much to do and so little time to do it haha.

ElisiaDawn - Thursday, 7 Aug
Hoot owl thank you for asking he got on absolutely fine :) he weighs 14lbs on the dot :) can't believe he's 13 weeks tomorrow! How is everyone else's little ones doing?

HootOwl - Thursday, 7 Aug
How'd you get on elisia? Bkle - disney sounds ace! Don't be afraid to put him in just a nappy, bodysuit and light blanket. Hydration is most important though. It gets stupidly hot here in summer so Miss K will be in very light clothing when the time comes.

bkle - Wednesday, 6 Aug
And the heat down there, any advice on how to keep my baby cool?

bkle - Wednesday, 6 Aug
Ive been getting ready to drive to florida and seeing family along the way...(mostly my husbands fam as I don't have many haha). This should be a lot of fun but im tired just thinking about it. None of us have been to Disney world and the crowds this time a year frightens me :-( I live where there aren't even street lights let alone people. I fear someone bumping into me while im carring james. Any advice????

bkle - Wednesday, 6 Aug
james sounds like he says mama too :-) My oldest laughs at me when it makes me happy and she says that its not intentional but I would like to think it is :-) He loves loves loves his toys right now! He talks back to me and his toys like real conversations, its so cute. Its so great having him, I couldn't be prouder.

4girls want a boy - Wednesday, 6 Aug
So when Nala coo's she says mama. My husband has heard it twice , and I hear it all the time . I love it !! Is your babies talking a lot now too

ElisiaDawn - Wednesday, 6 Aug
I am getting Harrie weighed tomorrow he will be 12+6 weeks and the last time I got him weighed was dead on 8 weeks weighing 12lbs 6oz I wonder how he's doing :) he has been a bit on and off with his milk so hope it hasn't affected him too much

bkle - Wednesday, 6 Aug
hootowl good luck on your new job :-)

HootOwl - Tuesday, 5 Aug
Sorry I've been MIA. Hope everyone is doing good. Less than 2 weeks till I start my new job - eek. Booked Kendal's Christening today too. It'll be in November when my parents are over on holiday from the UK. Weather should be fab by then too as it'll be the tail end of spring.

ElisiaDawn - Monday, 4 Aug
Thanks bkle :)

bkle - Monday, 4 Aug
elisa--- good luck on harrys shots today.

bkle - Monday, 4 Aug
4girls--feeling free is a great thing :-) Im glad you don't work there anymore, you need water (everyone needs water) its wrong of them not to allow it. The prison I use to work at had weird rules like that too and im happier now then I ever was working there. Life is too short to not be happy. What are you going back to school to become? If I went back it would to become a dentist, but im too old for that long of schooling now haha.

ElisiaDawn - Monday, 4 Aug
Harrie has his second lot of jabs today :(

ElisiaDawn - Sunday, 3 Aug
Wow good for you 4girls I couldn't work somewhere where they don't allow you to have water bottles in that heat, im a nursery nurse so it's good to get into the garden in the warm weather, I go back to work in 4 1/2 months can't believe how quick my 9months off is going

4girls want a boy - Sunday, 3 Aug
Bkle I have wanted to go back to school for a long time, and I was a manager at Kmart . The stress was too much and to top t off the air does not work in there is was 90 in there. The store manager will not allow any one to carry water around with them when they work. It was a going no where job .. I feel so free !

bkle - Sunday, 3 Aug
4girls- why did you end up quitting it? did they not want to give you more time off to be with your baby? I bet you feel free now tho :-)

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