Adaptability is key while taking care of babies. As your baby grows, you need to keep adapting to its development.
At two months old, your baby may start responding to sounds, they may recognize voices other than yours, they may also have a newfound interest in their hands and feet and they will try to grab objects.
They will now need to be fed more frequently, given their increased activity. In addition, they may sleep longer, and cry more at this age. To help you relax in your upbringing, with this post, we share a list of useful tips to help you take good care of your 2-month-old.
How to take care your 2-month-old baby:
The increased need for food:
Your two-month-old baby will demand more feeding, more often as their appetite has now increased. Your baby may also demand to feed even at midnight. Due to the increased hunger, they might also cry more in order to seek feeding. You may now need to start offering both breasts to feed your infant.
Two-month-old infants tend to develop longer sleep periods. They may sleep anywhere between 1-3 hours in a day. You might want to start watching their sleeping patterns. A regular 9-12 hours of sleep in 24 hours is normal for a two-month-old infant.
The increased crying when your baby is two months old can be distressing, but it happens for a reason and you need to be ready. A two-months-old’s nervous system is now maturing and due to this, there is excitement and overtiredness. When your baby is crying, attend to them, cuddle them and soothe them and calm them with your attention.
Regular doctor check-ups and vaccinations are really important. The cleanliness and hygiene that you have followed so far will need to continue to keep infections at bay.
With improved vision and stronger grip, your two-month-old starts to perform their hand and feet activities better. Tie wrist and ankle rattles on your baby and let them have a thorough gaze at them which will help in the betterment of their vision. Bright-colored toys and objects will also help.
Interact with the baby:
Your baby will now respond to loud and sudden noises. Talk to your little one as much as possible in a rhythmic way using simple and rhyming words which they will respond to easily.