Baby Development Month 2

Baby Development: What to Expect from Your 2 Month Old

You’ll be getting to know your baby better now he’s not a newborn any more – and soon you’ll enjoy his first smile.

 

Growing and Developing

Your baby will be doing lots of kicking and wriggling, and at 5 weeks or so, he may start trying to lift his head when he’s lying on his stomach.

But it’s at about 6 weeks that your baby will provide you with what will be one of your most precious moments so far – his first smile.

You’ll notice your baby following objects with his eyes at around 7 weeks. He may also bat at things, although he won’t be able to grab anything yet. His hearing will become more precise he’ll enjoy hearing your voice.

 

Sleeping

With any luck, by the end of this phase, your baby will start sleeping for longer periods at night, although he still won’t have fully adjusted to the difference between night and day.

To encourage him to get to sleep on his own, put him in his cot when he’s sleepy but not actually asleep. You’ll probably be feeling pretty tired yourself – check out 10 ways to get more sleep.

 

Feeding

Your baby might go through a growth spurt at about this time, so be prepared for lots of breastfeeding. For more information, try our Breastfeeding tips.

 

Caring for your 2 month old

You’ll be giving your baby proper baths now, so make sure his delicate skin is protected. Try our tips on looking after your baby's skin.

 

Playing with your Baby

Babies love interacting with you. Make noises, tickle him gently and talk and sing to him – he’ll soon reward you with more smiles.

 

You this month

You’ll be gaining confidence as a mum as you get closer to your baby and learn what he likes and dislikes.

 

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