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The baby at 2 months and 1 week

The baby at 2 months and 1 week


Your baby of 9 weeks (2 months and 1 week) continues to wake up overnight to eat, and if you manage to sleep 5-6 hours tied, you are one of the happy parents. Many babies still wake up very often, although the waking time is not more than 10 hours out of 24.

Most likely, your child's current mode and schedule of sleeping and waking will persist in childhood.

At the age of 2 months and 1 week, your baby is growing, and the purchases come one after another in its development, with each passing day. He is more and more active, "talks" a lot with the handcuffs and pays special attention to them, although he still cannot control them, he gangs up almost all the time and is curious out of everything going on around him. You are the best teacher and dialogue partner of your baby, so do not hesitate to stimulate him all the time to grow big, beautiful and healthy, as we know you want!

Physical development of the baby at 2 months and 1 week

At just over 2 months, your baby is becoming more and more "strong" and is able to hold his head high for more than a few seconds when he is on his tummy. The reflexes at birth start to disappear, and his movements become voluntary and more rhythmic. If until now the movements of the legs and legs were involuntary, now they are beginning to be controlled.

It is the age at which the child can roll from the belly to the back and even in the opposite direction, because he has already gained strength in his hands as he pushes into them. The physical tone of the child is much improved compared to the previous weeks.

And the fine motor skills begin to feel in his development starting at this age, even if he is quite shy. He still fails to control his handles properly, but can hold objects in them, for a few seconds. In fact, the handcuffs come into the spotlight. He will flip them as often as he can, take them to his mouth and try to catch objects around him. He is persistent, even if his movements are not fully controlled, and the level of development does not allow him to still be able to take things properly or manipulate them.

Eating

Baby nutrition does not change much at the age of 9 weeks. The baby's milk demand may be higher than the supply, but your breasts will get used to producing as much milk as is needed for the baby. Also, if you used to feed him only one breast per meal (although not indicated), you will find that the baby will want to suck on both breasts by this age, because his nutritional needs are greater.

If you feed him with a bottle, things do not change much in his diet, you may just have to increase portions, but it is not mandatory. The child's pediatrician will tell you exactly if you need to give him more milk, depending on his growth parameters: height and weight.

You will still feed him about 6 times a day, once every 4 hours, and the milk portion of a meal is about 115-170 ml. It varies according to the individual characteristics and needs of each baby.

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Communication

The channels through which the baby communicates with you at the age of 9 weeks are about the same as in the previous weeks - crying, sounds, reactions, smiles - but they are much more developed than before.

Your baby can be made very easy to smile during this period. You can only smile at the little girl if you look at her a little. But if you still play with him or smile or talk to him, laughter will be accompanied by the sounds and movements of the arms and hands. It is his way of expressing his enthusiasm or joy and transmitting them to you.

The child starts to age from this age. If until now, you only heard sounds in the form of vowels - "a" or "an" extended, now begin to appear and the first consonants, which, although difficult to decipher, closely resemble "b" or "g" ".

The collection of sounds is in full development, and in the language of the child also occur the first syllables, which can vary, as sound associations - "like", "ga", but their expression is not very clear. The plan continues to be the main channel of communication with babies. Probably by this age you have already managed to decipher the types of crying of your baby. You easily understand what you need depending on how you cry.

The communication between you and the baby has greatly improved and you have learned to "listen" to it, even though the baby is not yet speaking. At just over two months, the child speaks with the whole body: from the attentive gaze during conversations with him, to the movement of the hands and feet and to the crying and sounds, the communication of the child is quite complex.

Sleep

Although it has grown and is already considered a baby, the baby is still in the period when he sleeps more than he wakes up. At just over 2 months, the baby still needs 15-16 hours of sleep per day, most of them taking place at night. If you have been constant and created a small sleep routine for your baby, now, you probably sleep more at night and you are on the right path to help him sleep all night without interruption.

However, because the pope once in 3-4 hours, you may need to wake up once or twice a night to feed him. If from birth until now, you have grown accustomed to the baby falling asleep with the pacifier, it is time to wake him from this habit, until he becomes dependent on her to fall asleep.

It is important to get the baby to fall asleep alone, without being dependent on the bottle, the pacifier, the swing or the arms. The baby should still fall asleep in the back position, with the belly up, to protect him from the sudden death syndrome in infants.

His crib should be as empty as possible. There should be no toys, plushs, cribs or clothes around him that the child could pull over and choke on. The age of the baby is the one in which the parents must be as active as possible in stimulating its development and growth.

Unless it is constantly stimulated and encouraged to stand up, speak and smile, the baby will easily and quickly take the first steps you expect so long, the first "mother" will say and will have a continuous harmonious development.

What important changes or acquisitions have you noticed in the development of the child, at the age of 2 months and 1 week? Tell us your opinions in the comments section below!

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