2 MONTH OLD BABY
Congratulations for your two-month-old baby! Your precious little baby is now getting stronger, smarter and heavier. All of that are good signs for the good development and great effort you put towards it. One more thing changes and that’s your baby’s sleep. She has more hours awake during the day which makes you even busier. From the other hand, your baby sleeps longer night time which gives you more time to rest in one longer sleep. If you are not there yet don’t worry, patience and soon everything will worth it.
2-MONTH OLD DEVELOPMENT
We have not much to say about your 2-month-old baby development. We want to make sure you are aware that more sleep of your baby is good, but at the same time, you might experience more crying. Luckily around that time, 6 to 8 weeks according to the doctors the crying is at its peak, and in a month or two it will gradually decrease. If crying is too much and worries you, ask your paediatrician for advice.
The average weight for a 2-month-old baby boy is 12 lbs 5 oz or 5.6 kg and for baby girls is 11 lbs 4 oz or 5.1 kg. For the past month if your baby follows steady growth probably his weight has gone up by 1.5 to 2 pounds.
The average 2-month-old baby boy length is 23 in or 58.4 cm and for baby girls is 22 1/2 in or 57.1 cm. Following a steady pace of growth, your baby should be about 1 to 1.5 inches longer.
2-MONTH OLD SLEEP
You can expect at this age your baby to sleep about 15 hours a day split in 8 hours INTERRUPTED sleep at night and 3 naps 7 hours long in total during the day. If you are lucky and have one of those babies that sleep 5 to 6 hours at night, you might get longer sleep yourself. When it comes to training your baby a sleeping pattern, although the specialists don’t recommend it until your baby reaches 4 months old, you can start early with that training. All you need to do is to put the baby in her crib for daytime naps and night sleep so she can learn to fall asleep without your presence. That will help her for a more extended and uninterrupted sleep at night and don’t worry it won’t hurt your baby. However, if you don’t want to do it right now, you can expect to start occurring naturally at 4 to 5 months of age. Be careful how long you leave your 2-month-old baby without sleep. That could be a good idea to make sure she is exhausted but can lead to overtiredness. Your baby will become very fussy and upset which will make it harder to put her to sleep. There is so much to look after! For example, if you wonder what to do if your baby sleeps all day we got you covered. One of the reasons could be that she is sick, time to take her to the doctor or maybe she is in a state of confusing day and night. Work on that and try to improve her sleep quality. Sleeping schedule slide Downloadable sleeping schedule checklist
2-MONTH OLD FEEDINGA few things to remember here:
- Continue to follow your baby’s hunger clues
- No matter if you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby will stop when she os full. Falling asleep is also a sign for a full baby.
Typically 2-month-old baby eats about 4 to 5 ounces of formula in every three to four hours. Just like you sometimes she will be more hungry than usual and sometimes less hungry, that is entirely normal. If you breastfeed your baby, make sure to do it every 2 to 3 hours. Quantity and time depend on how hungry your infant is. If you are lucky enough and she sleeps longer than 2 to 3 hours you don’t need to wake her up. Follow the hunger clues when she is awake. Last bit of advice. Water and solid food are still not allowed unless your doctor prescribes any of those for medical reasons. Usually introducing to water and solid food starts from the 4-th month at the earliest.
2 MONTH OLD BABY MILESTONES
- BABY SIGHT
- BABY TASTE
- BABY HEARING
- BABY TOUCH
Skin-to-skin contact with your little one is still vital, so stick to it. You can give your baby gentle massages which can improve his mood. Downloadable feeding checklist CHECKLIST FOR 2-MONTH OLD BABY