2-month-old babies seem to be doing “nothing”, but they need encouragement! They learn faster than you think …
Do you think that with a two-month-old baby you can’t do anything? It is true that they have limited mobility, sight and much more, but it is essential that as a parent you encourage them to get them to be more alert every day and want to learn more and more things. Your 2-month-old baby averages about 13 hours of sleep and rest time over a 24-hour period.
Moving on from this, your baby needs more than sleep during this important developmental period. Children at this age generally sleep 4-5 hours and then wake up to eat , but this waking period also offers a time to stimulate your baby’s emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Time also allows you to guide your child to develop early social skills.
Next we are going to give you some ideas of activities for you to stimulate your baby with two months.
It is recommended that you sit down with your baby and show him the pictures from picture books. Select simple picture books with contrasting bright colors . Talk to your baby throughout the day. Encourage your child to interact with his environment by hanging a toy over his crib or play area. Use an unbreakable mirror in the game for your baby to see his image. Select toys for your child that have different sounds and noises to help him develop his curiosity.
Leave your 2-month-old on his tummy several times a day. It is important for parents to put their baby on his tummy and support his head to avoid suffocation . Tummy time builds muscles in your child’s neck, arms, and shoulders. Choose hanging toys for the crib or playpen that feature colorful pieces that move to attract your child’s interest. Interesting toys motivate the baby to physically reach for the toys; This action tones the muscles and helps you develop smooth movements.
Smile for your baby and encourage him to smile back when you cradle him (he won’t, but he’ll learn great things from your friendly gestures). Model exaggerated facial expressions to show surprise or pleasure, and give your child a big smile to show your pleasure when good things happen.
Your happy face shows your baby how to use facial expressions in similar situations. Give your 2-month-old lots of hugs to show your love and to show how to show affection. It is impossible to pamper or spoil a 2-month-old baby by giving too much affection … In fact, babies need this continuous physical contact in order to have a good physical and emotional development.
INTRODUCE TO SOCIALIZATION
Talk to your baby in soft tones and often during waking periods. Introduce him to your guests when they go home. Take your baby to visit family and friends, but select quiet places where the baby will not be startled by loud or sudden noises. Encourage your baby to hold your finger and massage his legs or back to help him relax.
Massage helps your child learn to control emotions and gives parents and baby time to bond emotionally. The health center recommends massage as a way for parents to learn to read the baby’s needs and special signs that indicate problems or discomfort.
As you can see, a two-month-old baby is more “awake” than you imagine and he needs you to be able to continue developing and learning from his environment so that his little brain works more and better every day.
Dr. Tabriella Perivolaris, Sara's mother and fan of fashion, beauty, motherhood, among others, about the female universe. Since 2018 she has been working as a copywriter, always bringing to her articles a little of her experience and experience as a mother and woman.