Second month newborn

The second month for a newborn is an exciting stage filled with new events and emotions. By the second month, the baby is already getting used to life outside the womb and feels much freer.

At two months, a sharp jump is observed in the development of the toddler: he can no longer be called a newborn, since he has already fully adapted to life in the surrounding space and began to develop much faster than in the first month, but at the same time it remains as small and fragile, and needs careful care and attention from parents as before.


Physical parameters of a two month old baby

If we consider the development of the body of a two-month-old baby, from a physical point of view, then we should note the beginning of its activation. By the beginning of the second month, the baby is gaining about 800 grams of weight and grows by about three to four centimeters. There is an increase in the average of weight, head circumference, height and chest volume.

The kid begins to hear and see better. However, these indicators are still far from ideal. At this stage, the child still does not distinguish all sounds and does not know how to focus on fast moving objects. If the development of the child proceeds a little slower than that of his peers, you should not panic, since each organism is individual. In addition, weight and height indicators are averaged and are not a standard.

However, it makes sense to be on your guard if there is a sharp jump in weight, height or other indicators. Often it is a sign of various pathologies that only a specialist can identify.

Baby's reflexes and skills in a month

In the second month of life, the child begins to develop faster and master many skills and reflexes, as well as new ones are added to the existing ones. The child's motor functions are improved, which allow him to get acquainted with the world around him. While talking about the skills of the baby, it is difficult, since most of him skills are relative.

According to statistics, two-month-old babies can:

  • Lie quietly and observe what is happening around;
  • Prevent involuntary muscle contractions;
  • For a short period of time, tear off the chest from the surface and lie on your stomach;
  • Raise your head for a few minutes and keep it suspended;
  • Hold a toy in your hands;
  • Examine your body parts;
  • Listen to voices and sounds around.

The baby can bend, move the limbs, squeeze and unclench the fingers and toes, show interest in toys, in order to grab and touch them. For this reason, the baby grabs and fiddles the bed in the crib, grabs the parents' hands and tries to grab the toys that hang over his crib.

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