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Health Information For Parents
Your baby develops from head to toe — and in that order. That’s why babies can hold their heads up before they learn to walk, and can push up on their elbows before pushing up with their hands. Keeping this in mind can help you predict what your baby’s next big developmental step will be.
Doctors use certain milestones to tell if a baby is developing as expected. There’s a wide range of what’s considered normal, so some babies gain skills earlier or later than others. Babies who were born prematurely reach milestones later. Always talk with your doctor about your baby’s progress.
Here are some new skills your baby may have this month:
As a parent, you are the best observer of your baby. Share your concerns — even little ones — with your baby’s doctor. Tell the doctor if your baby:
If you ever notice that your baby has lost skills he or she once had or shows weakness on one side of the body, tell your doctor.
Your baby continues to grow at a rapid pace. Here’s what to expect this month.
Find out what this doctor’s visit will involve and what your baby might be doing by the second month.
Your baby experiences sights, sounds, and smells with the five senses. Here’s what your baby is experiencing at 2 months.
Your baby is learning to communicate through facial expressions like smiling or frowning as well as crying, squealing, babbling, and laughing. And those sounds are early attempts to speak!
Whether you’ve chosen to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby, your infant will let you know when it’s time to eat.
You probably have lots of questions about your baby’s health. When should you call the doctor, and what medical care should you expect for your baby at this age?
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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