By the time your baby’s 2 months old, you’ll be starting to get to know each other. The first 2 months can be both magical and overwhelming – usually in equal measure.
Your life together may have started to settle into a pattern. Don’t worry if other babies you meet are doing different things – everyone’s different.
It’s still early days so don’t expect to be in a regular routine. Don’t force it, in coming weeks and months it will happen.
So much takes place during your baby’s first 2 months. What they can do and when will depend on lots of things, such as their:
You’ll be given a personal child health record called the Red Book. You can use it to record information about your baby’s growth, development, tests and immunisations.
At 2 months old your baby may be able to:
They should also be able to respond to the sound of your voice or loud noises by blinking, startling, frowning or waking from a light sleep.
When your baby’s around 6 weeks old, you’ll be asked to see your GP. All mums and babies have this 6-week check.
It helps make sure you’re both healthy and any issues are picked up early. You can ask any questions and to talk about how you’re feeling.
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3 November 2023