2 months old

You’ve spent two amazing, sometimes trying months getting to know your new baby; now the third month offers its own joys and challenges. If you’re returning to work at this point, you need to decide who’s going to care for baby while you’re away and how to feed your baby during the day. Baby will also present new health and safety needs this month. Here’s an introduction to some of the basic issues you and your two-month-old baby may confront, but check out Babble’s complete Newborn Care Guide for more tips on keeping your baby happy and healthy

Baby’s Health and Well-being

Your baby’s body is continuing to develop and mature – eyes are becoming more focused, neck is becoming more supportive, movements are becoming more coordinated. It seems as though each day is a developmental leap, but there might be one development you’re not excited about: colic. Here’s what you may be wondering about this month:

Mom’s Health and Well-Being

One of the most difficult aspects of new motherhood can be saying goodbye for the day and heading back to the office. With a growing number of responsibilities and obligations – household management, work assignments, day care issues, an often-neglected relationship, etc. – you might feel stretched too, too thin. Understand that this is a major lifestyle adjustment – one that takes time to work out – but you’ll eventually find a new rhythm. In the meantime:

Feeding

Your baby is two months old and – surprise! – you’re not a feeding expert yet. Although most of the rough patches are probably behind you now (like engorgement, an erratic milk supply and latching problems), you might be facing brand new issues like:

Baby Sleep

Sleep will still be an ever-evolving issue in your child’s life, and you shouldn’t invest too much hope in your baby sleeping through the night just yet. There’s really no use in establishing a rigid schedule yet, either, but you might start to notice your baby falling into a somewhat predictable rhythm. Here’s what you need to know this month:

Developmental Milestones and Play

While it’s fun to track what your baby might be doing from month to month, it’s also important to remember that babies rarely fit into a predetermined timetable. Some babies develop faster than others, but there are general milestones and abilities that most babies have around two months:

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19 thoughts on “Newborn Care: An introduction to your newborn baby’s health

  1. Maribel Riel says:

    Since its my first baby i want to learn more. Your site is a good help for a first time mom like me. Thanks

  2. pavani says:

    thanks for providing information

  3. nancy inyene bassey says:

    My baby has cough and cattarh.

  4. kamakshi says:

    my baby has cough and cold tele me home medicine

  5. Faith victor says:

    This site is very informative. I appreciate it. Thank

  6. Chitra kohli says:

    thanx

  7. damsel says:

    my baby is 10 month she’s vomiting & her stool is white & watery.is it symptom of teeting?

  8. Eme says:

    am so afraid i could be pregnant four months after birth,though i have not seen my period and my husband came into me today.cos i allowed it. Could i be pregnant?

  9. JJ says:

    Hi i dont knw much bt the stools being white cud b something to do with liver of baby bt only if its like chalk white bt hope its not that id take my lo to docters just to make sure cuz the colour of stool is a big concern and the vomiting ofcause bt hope baby gets better

  10. Mythily says:

    I was just gonna buy a pair of shoes for my 11 months old and lucky that i got to read this. Very helpful, thanks.

  11. bimal says:

    my baby is seven month old but can not sit up now what problem

  12. de dun says:

    My 6 month old is teething,she has cold and cattarh and hasn’t bn feeding well
    Am really worried

  13. madhumita rath says:

    my baby has cough &cold problem plz suggest me how to protect

  14. Tberry says:

    More enlightment on two month old baby.

  15. selamawit says:

    really good guide lines for all first time mom like me. thanks!

  16. My baby 4months and two weeks, he can roll over, pulling up, but he can’t sit without support. He can grab things and try to put in the mouth. He can only smile but not laughing, he blow bubbles a lot, yet he doesn’t recognize her name

  17. carol says:

    am a working lady and i breast feed my baby only at night but he has not yet seated yet he’s now 5 months ,what could be the problem?

  18. miriam says:

    My 4 months old baby is very active. feeds only on breast milk. Could d breast milk be the cause?

  19. jess says:

    Are you bottle or breast feeding?

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