Today we're going to talk about understanding your two-month-old baby's development and knowing when to seek help.
At two months old, your baby is going through some incredible changes. They're starting to become more interactive and responsive. They'll likely be able to hold their head up for short periods when on their tummy and might even flash you their first heart-melting smiles.
It's important to remember that every baby develops at their own pace. Some might reach milestones a bit earlier, while others take a little more time. But if you notice any of the following red flags, it might be time to seek help from a medical professional.
Watch out for issues like persistent head tilting, excessive stiffness, or floppiness in their body. If your baby isn't responding to loud noises, isn't making eye contact, or isn't showing interest in faces or objects, it's a good idea to consult with your pediatrician.
Another important aspect is your baby's growth. By two months, most babies should have gained weight and length since birth following their own growth curves and not falling off. Regular check-ups with your pediatrician will ensure they are on the right track.
Remember, parents, you are your baby's best advocate. Trust your instincts. If something feels off or you have concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to your pediatrician. Early intervention can make a world of difference.
In conclusion, understanding your two-month-old's development is all about celebrating their unique journey while keeping an eye out for any signs that might warrant a professional's attention. Your pediatrician is here to support you every step of the way.
Dr. Melanie Suaris is a board certified pediatrician serving Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Care Center at Galloway (Kendall) Phone: 305-271-4711
Published on: 10/11/2023