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In the second month of life, the baby begins to perceive the odd noise and begins to emit its first sounds such as 'eh' or 'uh', something that parents are so excited about. You can also keep the head up for longer and you can see that he is much smarter and more skilled every day, which excites us and makes us feel more proud of the progress our children are making. We started to be able to interact a little with him! What else milestones occur in the two month old baby development?
At two months, the baby already tries to lift his head if he is on his stomach, leaning on his forearms. His neck has not yet gained enough strength to hold this position for long. Although you already know that you should not sleep face down for fear of sudden death, it is recommended that you put him in this position for short periods of time so that his spine becomes stronger.
The two-month-old baby shows interest in visual and auditory stimuli. Able to fixate on and follow an object. Smiles and makes sounds when spoken to. How about we take a cloth ball, show it to him while he's lying on his back, and move it to the right or left side? Try it and see what happens! All emotion!
In this second month, a greater evolution is already noticeable. Most babies are able to move their eyes and head to accompany some movement of an object or someone. Studies show that six out of ten babiesthey recognize their mother's face.
To communicate, the little one uses crying to say what he wants, such as that he is hungry or that they do not stop moving in the stroller, something very typical in children. Did you know that, according to the Spanish Association of Pediatrics, babies can cry an average of three hours a day? Some will do it more, but calm down, as time passes they will find other ways to calm down, such as the use of a pacifier.
From the fifth week, you communicate with your first smile. An exhilarating moment for him and his parents. Many babies manage to smile in response to another smile. When the mother or another close person takes time to speak, the baby will laugh showing that he likes it, and it is a stage in which people and human faces attract a lot of attention. What if you start playing the classic game of appearing and disappearing with him?
The crying will continue and may be stronger due to colic. These begin to manifest in most children after a month and a half of life and can last up to three to four months. They generally occur in the evening and last an average of 2-3 hours.
The reason? As the study says, 'The prevention and treatment of infant colic', carried out by C. Calvo Romero, pediatric gastroenterologist at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid (Spain) can be due to psychological causes (parental stress and socioeconomic causes), gastrointestinal (immaturity of the digestive system), dietary (allergy to milk protein) or neurological immaturity.
Its treatment involves massages in the gut area, acupuncture processes and, if the pediatrician recommends it, some type of pharmacological treatment.
The baby moves his hands and feet, but he is not yet able to control his movements perfectly, making it difficult for him to grasp or reach objects. And, another important fact, his hands are open longer and he can kick insistently.
The baby spontaneously spans feedings after the first weeks of life. You have gained experience with sucking and can perform the feeding in about ten minutes on each breast or even less. The problems of mastitis or cracks in the nipple that could appear in the first days, surely have already disappeared. It is time for mom and baby to enjoy breastfeeding and benefit from it!
On the one hand, it helps the mother to recover better from childbirth, protects her against a future development of breast or ovarian cancer and reduces the incidence of postmenopausal fractures. On the other hand, for the small infant it may be one of the best vaccines, as it reduces the chances of infections and allergies and stimulates your defenses, in addition to helping you in the process of digestion and promoting neurological and visual development.
But if you have not been able to breastfeed due to whatever circumstance, artificial milk will also help its development and your kisses and caresses will be its best food. Regardless of the type of feeding that the baby receives, whether it is mixed, artificial or breastfeeding, no other food should be given if it is not recommended by the pediatrician.
It's basic follow the baby's immunization schedule and bring them up to date. At bedtime, put the baby on his back and without a pillow and never leave him on the parents' bed or the changing table unattended. Although it is very small, it can roll and fall to the ground.
Regarding the diaper change we must be very responsible and aware that it must be done frequently, even anticipating and not waiting for the baby to wet it. In addition to taking a new one, we must clean the area well and do it with water and neutral soap or with hygienic wipes for this purpose, but trying not to abuse it so as not to damage the baby's fine skin barrier.
After two months you will also begin to enjoy the moment of the bath. Your little one has become familiar with this moment of the day and does not 'suffer' so much anymore. The cries and fears of the first day have been transformed into laughter and joy! It is recommended to do it in the afternoon-night, after the last drink before putting the child in the crib, so that he is more relaxed and falls asleep earlier.
To stimulate the reflexes of the two-month-old baby, you can use rattles or toys that develop his senses, especially that of hearing, making them sound on one side of his head to direct his gaze towards them.
It is important, in turn, perform movements with the baby's arms and legs. For example, move them up and down, open and close them, and repeat them with the lower extremities to finish by bending and stretching them carefully.
Performing relaxing massages, singing cribs, rocking or dancing with the child in your arms will give you peace of mind and security. Have you also tried the experience of carrying your baby with you both when you are at home and when you go out? It is a unique opportunity to be very close to your offspring and, in addition, to obtain a lot of benefits for him: it reduces the symptoms of colic, reduces the moments of crying, improves his self-esteem by feeling wrapped and loved and favors his postural control . Do you want more reasons?
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