Your Baby's 2nd Month
Learn about your baby's development at weeks 5-8
Often by the end of the second month, Baby likes to be held upright, facing out. Baby can now see many feet in front of him and marvels at interesting sights, such as water, animals, other children, and of course, doting grandparents. Placing your baby in a reclining bouncy seat is a safe position for him to view the exciting scenery.
Many babies love riding in a front carrier and experiencing the feeling of being contained next to a parent’s soft, warm body. Some babies will only want to face inward and cuddle up against a parent’s heartbeat. In time, when you think your baby is ready, turn him around and face him out. It will be a treat for him to see the world. Also it is an opportunity for you to be able to use your arms for the never-ending to-do list that accompanies parenthood.
More Development Help
As you’re considering your child’s development, keep in mind that all babies are unique. Whether your baby reaches milestones early or late, he has his own developmental path to follow. The dividing lines between these months are very fuzzy. If you have any concerns or questions about your baby’s development, please check with his healthcare provider.
- Use our Development Tracker to check off Baby’s 0-3 month milestones.
- Stay organized with our new-parent To-Do List.
- What’s the most common medical concern for babies this age? Check it out!
Now…Let’s Take a Closer Look at Each Week
- Week 5: Crying to Gain Your Trust
- Week 6: Detecting Patterns
- Week 7: Combining Use of Senses
- Week 8: Emerging Emotions
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