Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The 02nd Month
What your little one may be doing now:
By the second month your baby should be able to smile in response to a smile and also respond to a sound in some way, by crying, becoming quiet or getting startled.
Many babies may be able to make sounds other than crying and also lift their head to a certain angle.
Some babies will also be able to hold their head steady when upright, raise their chest supported by arms when lying on their stomach, try and roll to one side, try and touch a rattle with their fingers, pay attention to small objects and also try to reach for an object, try and make some sound.
A few, but not all, babies can also smile in response, try and bring both hands together, try and lift their heads while lying on stomach, make a laughing sound, may move their head side to side while focusing on an object.
It is important to note here that not all babies will reach these milestones at the exact same age. One baby might learn something at one month of age, another might learn the same at three months of age. This does in no way imply a lack of intelligence or development on the part of your little one.
Remember, each baby is special in its own way and need their own time to adjust to situations and to learn new things. Do not panic if your baby is not doing what your friend's same-age baby is doing already. Keep an eye on your child and note their daily movements. Sometimes, these activities will be so short in their time span that you may have a chance of not noticing at all, unless you keep paying constant attention. However, if there is constant and marked delay in all of baby's responses, do consult baby's doctor about the same and discuss anything that is on your mind.
Let your baby get all your love and attention. The complete care and love of parents goes a long way in baby's development.