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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - 7.8 hours ago
My clots are gone bkle. I am making great recovery . Still on thinners for at least three more months.. Nala weighed 14 lbs at her last visit. She's so big.It has been so hot here I cant even leave the house .120 is killing me. Its even to hot to swim. We are trying to plan a trip for next spring after taxes to Disney Land.Like a 5 day trip with two or three days at Disney and a few days at the beach.We need a vacation bad

bkle - 9.5 hours ago
where is everyone? busy summer?

bkle - 9.5 hours ago
Still no period and prego tests were negative. you'd think I'd be happy not having periods but i'm always worried lol. I don't want another baby especially this soon. 3 tests say no thank goodness! my husband has been wanting it a LOT these days :-) my pill isn't very effective either its the one hormone pill.

bkle - Tuesday, 29 Jul
james had his shots today. he is now 12.4 pounds 23 inches long and his head is 90% for his age group! how much does everyones babies weigh now? Im a proud mama

bkle - Monday, 28 Jul
bonnie--- I thought you didn't have to go back to work until your clots were all healed, that's a bummer. good luck tho

4girls want a boy - Monday, 28 Jul
Welcome back ! Thanks for praying for me ! It worked :) Well I went of and bought new work pants today.I go back to work on Friday. Bla

bkle - Saturday, 26 Jul
Im back!!! Oregon was fun with my 4 kids and 1 niece and of course my husband. James did so great in the van on our 15 hour a day trips. The beach was sunny but cold, I was glad we reserved a yurt! Shots for james in a few days, not looking forward to that. He is starting to grab toys and baby talk and smile so much now its exciting! He didn't like the beach much so I kept him in my front backpack covered while on the beach. He still wakes about every 4-6 hours for food and then usually he goes back to sleep. BONNIE--- Im so happy for you that the clots in your lungs are gone, YAY!! Ive been praying for you as well, what a relief it is to hear things are getting better. Off to bed just got home, but had to stop by here and make sure everyone is doing ok, ill write more later about our trip :-) night everyone

HootOwl - Saturday, 26 Jul
Kendal slept from 8.30pm till 4am. Guzzled 6ozs and slept till half 7! Happy mummy.

HootOwl - Friday, 25 Jul
I forgot to move up a month. That's a great sleep from Harrie.

ElisiaDawn - Friday, 25 Jul
Harrie slept 8pm had a feed at 10.30pm and slept through until 7am (only because my partner woke him for a feed in the end) yaaaaay!!!!

ElisiaDawn - Thursday, 24 Jul
Yeah I worry about letting him sleep past 6am but im going to start letting him, he is now waking for a feed from till 6.30am we do a feed about 6/7ish then we wake him again as apparently he should be having 30oz in 24hours but we only give him 25oz in 24hours and he's nice and settled so I won't be giving him any more lol I didn't get him weighed today so will.go on Tuesday :) he was 12lb 6oz at 8 weeks so he will be 11 weeks tomorrow so I think he could be around 12lb 15oz maybe even 13oz now :D

jaybird81 - Tuesday, 22 Jul
Lincoln turned two months this past week- he weighs 14.8lbs and he's 25.9in long! He only sleeps the longest stretch of 4-5hrs at night (help!) and then he's up every 2-3 hours after that. He's sleeping in his crib and smiling like a champ, no laughs yet!

onj - Monday, 21 Jul
Oliver is 2 months old next week. Will get his shots and my daughters booster shots the same day. Should be fun haha. I haven't had him weighted lately, but he's getting soo big! I guess that's what happens when they start out at 10 lbs lol.

4girls want a boy - Monday, 21 Jul
I had Nala's two months shots today . She is 14 lbs and 24 inches long. She is in the 98 % for her length and 97 % for her weight ..Big girl like her sisters ..She will be two months old tomorrow.

ElisiaDawn - Tuesday, 15 Jul
I always wait until someome posts in bere as Harrie turns a month older every 9th of the month so he's just over 2 months now... scary :( I love watching Harrie grow every single day he changes so much and gives me lots of coos and giggles and is already trying to lift his head off the floor, he was rolling from 4 weeks old so he's just a strong baby ; )

SamanthaDawn - Sunday, 13 Jul
My baby girl Addelyn is 2 months old today! :) Just thought I'd pop over here and say that. I know it won't be long till all the babies are 2 months old now! The time is flyin' I love the new baby stage but I'm also so excited to be able to feed my baby cereal at 4 months, and all the other baby foods at 6 months I just loove every stage I'm so excited for her to crawl and take her first steps! I know it won't be long. :) and I know it is most likely a fluke, but Addelyn says MOM!!!

*wyatts*mommy* - Saturday, 19 Apr
i jumped over to 3 month to join you g7!!

G7 - Wednesday, 16 Apr
Zander is three months old today so I'm heading to month 3!!! WOW

G7 - Wednesday, 16 Apr
He is now eating more frequently. I think he will just eat on his own schedule depending on his ever changing needs. Apparently I don't get to plan any more - Flexible is the name of the game.

*wyatts*mommy* - Saturday, 12 Apr
G7 it does change over time also the bigger he gets the more efficient he will be at removing the milk from the breast :) so while he is still nursing for the same amount of time he is able to get a larger volume out. I'm so gla you said if you think about your breasts you get a let down I do that too and I thought It was weird but glad im not the onu one!

G7 - Friday, 11 Apr
Ryans - I'm glad wyatts had a response because I really don't know. If I think too much about my breast I have let down, I think I could feed two babies. Although I am curious about the fact that my babe is eating less often and each feed is staying the same length of time (about 20 minutes) so over all is he getting less food or does our milk change over time?

*wyatts*mommy* - Thursday, 10 Apr
I haveRaynaud's syndrome as well and it is awful. getting out of the shower sucks so much. wit htime it is getting better though. I neer had it with my first so i am upset i have it this time around. Rayans - 4 oz every 3 hours is AMAZING. by general rule you actualy have an over supply :) baby only needs 1 oz per hour if baby wants more then you do paced bottle feeds and offer a pacifier at the end.its 1 oz an hour until baby is 12 months old. explains it in detail!

rayansmama - Sunday, 6 Apr do I increase my supply....I'm pumping only 4 oz every three hours....I want to make it to 6 months as well...I have about 800oz frozen but I don't want to touch the stash just I'm weird I want to keep my milk frozen as long as possible...

rayansmama - Sunday, 6 Apr
Good luck Colton.....lots of prayers for a speedy recovery...

G7 - Sunday, 6 Apr
I've diagnosed myself with Raynaud's syndrome of the nipple. Basically the blood vessels of the breast and nipple spasm - VERY painful often it is misdiagnosed as a yeast infection and pain is present even when the babe is not at breast. There are medicine interventions but I haven't seen a doc yet so I did one suggestion of rubbing in olive oil into the nipple -OMG it has made a HUGE difference, the pain isn't totally gone but wow so thankful for any relief. Now I need to figure out pumping. I started work this past week and when I pump at work I get a lot of milk out but it makes twice as much come in right away so I walk around with a huge rock of a breast that is so uncomfortable! I'm determined to make it to 6 months. Babe is sleeping longer at night - last night went 7 hours between feedings (didn't sleep that long). DH had him yesterday my sister spent the night so he wasn't completely alone anyway they did fine and came to my work for lunch so I could feed him. I cry every time I leave for work but I think it is good for me and babe is always with family so I can feel good about that too. Hope you are all doing well!

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