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The second month of the child's life

The kid is making great progress: lay him on his back, and you will notice that he still holds his arms and legs bent, but they are much less tense than before.

Baby movements are no longer so messy, not so jerky. He spins, jerks his feet, as if he is pedaling. He holds his head better, although you still need to support her. It is more and more active: if you take it in your arms and pull it towards you, the head follows the body, and does not lean back as before.

Baby rhythm

Sometimes the baby sleeps even all night long, and waking periods become longer and longer - up to several hours a day.

Regardless of whether you feed the baby with breast milk or an artificial formula, it drinks between 700 and 800 ml of mother's milk or formula per day (that is, five to six bottles per day). If you are breastfeeding, continue to feed on demand.

When the child is awake

The baby is becoming more curious, active. He recognizes the faces of the people around him, in two months he reacts to familiar faces with a walk and a response smile - this is the first real smile. The first screams are mixed with the crying / newborn. The kid starts to play: he coos, he likes it when you repeat the sounds he makes. When he feels good, he mutters, when he is encouraged or when the baby is excited, he fidgets like a spring, throwing his arms and legs apart.

He learns some of the objects familiar to him and gradually memorizes daily, repetitive actions (feeding, walking, bathing). He can hold a light object in his hands and turns his head, watching him with a look.

Evening crying: tiresome, but natural episode for this period. By the end of the day, for no apparent reason, the baby will begin to weep inconsolably. This evening cry is very common in babies from one to three months: it allows them to shed the tension that has accumulated during the day. Do not worry! Pump up the baby or, if it calms him down, give him a breast, stay with him in a dim room, away from bright light. If nothing helps, stay with him, do not lose a good mood, carry the baby in your arms or in a sling. Such episodes, tedious and for the child, and for the whole family, will end with the beginning of the second trimester of his life.

The second month: a visit to the district pediatrician

As during the first visit, the doctor checks the physiological, mental and physical condition of the child, as well as the state of his immune system and measures the height, weight, and circumference of the skull.

  • The boys are about 57 cm and 4.9 kg, the circumference of the skull is about 39 cm.
  • Girls are about 56 cm and 4.6 kg, the circumference of the skull is about 38.5 cm.

Archaic reflexes gradually disappear, they are replaced by less "reflex" muscle tone. The doctor again assesses the work of all major organs and systems - conducts examination of the cardiac, respiratory, and vascular systems. Characteristics of the normal functioning of these systems are almost similar to those that we cited in connection with the first settlement of the doctor.

Official start of vaccination

Your doctor will certainly suggest that you start vaccinating your baby in accordance with the national immunization schedule. The calendar suggests immunization against 11 diseases: measles, tuberculosis, tetanus, viral hepatitis B, whooping cough, diphtheria, polio, mumps, rubella, chicken pox (since 2009).

What you should know before vaccination

Before each vaccination, you must give a written consent, which must be pasted in the child's medical card. In addition, the date of vaccination, the number and name of the vaccine must be indicated in the baby’s medical record.

Before vaccination, measure the baby’s body temperature. The doctor is obliged to examine the child, listen to the heart and lungs, examine the throat, ask the parents if there are any complaints. Inspection data is also recorded in the medical record.

Before giving the injection, the nurse must show you the ampoule and read out the name and number of the vaccine.

Depending on what type of care you choose for your baby — especially if he stays at home and breastfeeds him — you can start a vaccination a little later. One last tip: avoid hepatitis B vaccines, they were started recently, and they cause a lot of controversy. Whatever your opinion, take the time to read in detail about this vaccine.

In Russia, many vaccines are complex: with a single injection, they vaccinate against several diseases at once. It is believed that this way you can avoid complications. Often, impaired children are prescribed instead of the DTP vaccine, a weakened ADS or ADS-M without the pertussis component, which accounts for the majority of such reactions as high fever and general malaise.

Natural Recipes

Simple homeopathic medicines that neutralize the side effects of vaccinations:

  • On the eve of vaccination and in the morning before vaccination, give your baby 1 dose of Tuya 9 CH.
  • During the day after vaccination: 1 dose of drugs "Sealy-cea 15 CH" and "Sulfur 15 CH".
  • Immediately after the vaccination (warn the doctor who vaccinates the child), put a compress with clay on your upper arm and do not remove it until the evening swim.
  • Give the baby a solution of the injected drug (it can be ordered at the pharmacy) at a concentration of 30 CH. Dosage: 1 dose the day after vaccination, and then every Sunday for a month in the event of a reaction to the vaccine (fever, redness or boil at the injection site, etc.).

Colic and regurgitation

They are mainly due to the fact that the baby’s digestive system is not yet fully formed.

Although in most cases these symptoms are safe and natural, they - and above all colic - frighten parents, who often do not know what to do. The babies scream the night away, or they seem to torment themselves painfully, and nothing can comfort them. Maternal care, osteopathy and natural remedies are the means that can help you in dealing with these difficulties, which will disappear over time by themselves.

Natural therapy

Every evening, prepare a solution: 1 tablespoon of green clay in a glass of water, mix the solution well and leave it to settle. The next day, give the baby an insistent solution before each feeding, 1 pipette (or 2 coffee spoons), leaving the sediment in a glass.

Order a water-based solution in a homeopathic pharmacy: “Plant coal 7 CH”, “Emetic walnut 9 CH”, “Hamomil-la 9 CH”, “Colozintis 7 CH”. Dosage: 1 pipette (or 2 coffee spoons from the syringe) 3-4 times a day between feedings.

With colic, gas and intense agitation: “Calmosine” (use in small doses, the drug is very sweet) in the evening or overnight.

Any sedative or antispasmodic herbal remedies in the form of an infusion can be given 1 pipette before each feeding, especially at night, starting from the third month. Nursing mothers can drink infusions that combine lactogenic herbal remedies and means of promoting proper digestion.

He smiled

He smiled! By the second month the baby starts to smile. English psychologist Bauer argued that even such a crumb already has several types of smiles expressing different emotions. First: “Hooray, I did it!” Second: “I am glad to see you,” so the baby usually smiles at the mother or the person who replaces her. If the mother went to work right after the birth, you should not be surprised if this smile is not her, but the nanny or grandmother. And the third type of smile is relief after a fright or tension.

This list does not mean that your baby can not smile for some other reason. His emotional life is already quite rich. Watch him carefully, and perhaps you will see in his smile some other shades of feelings.

Another new manifestation of emotions - revitalization complex: having seen or heard a loved one, the child turns the head in his direction, starts waving handles, shoving his legs, in short, expresses his joy by an increase in motor activity.

Psychologists call the second month extremely important in shaping the emotional sphere of a person. If during this period the child received less maternal warmth, attention and caress, then later, in kindergarten, at school he may have difficulties with adaptation. What to do? Indeed, in life there are different situations. First, prioritize. Just remember that your baby really needs you, and make a decision based on this.

Case study: The child was about two months old when my mother was offered the role of the lead in a new television project. Such a chance falls, probably, once in a lifetime. And mom agreed, entrusting the education of her daughter to nannies and grandmother. The girl was brought to my appointment when she was seven years old. She categorically refused to go to school - she screamed, cried, ran away from class. It came to real hysterical seizures. It seemed to her that an unfamiliar environment was extremely dangerous, although she could not explain what she was afraid of. It was a classic example of a neurosis on the basis of the basic trust in the world that did not form in infancy. And my mother had to fill the gap that was formed in a child in early childhood: she left work and a year and a half went with her daughter to school, sitting out all the lessons in the corridor next to the class. Otherwise, the girl refused to attend classes. So, after many years, the choice made by mom in favor of a career came to light.

And yet, none of us is immune from force majeure. Therefore, I strongly recommend to all moms: get your child toy comforter. This wonderful thing should appear in the period when the baby is sleeping with you. Gradually, it will be saturated with the smell of mother's milk, maternal heat - with all those smells that for a baby are related to your closeness and rest. In a situation of forced separation, this comforter will give the child a sense of stability.

A comforter is useful for absolutely all children, and not only for those who will be separated from their mother. With this toy you can go on a visit, go on a trip.

It will help to relax and fall asleep in a new place, in new, unusual conditions.

What should be a comforter? First, multi-colored (in the second month the child already distinguishes colors). Secondly, soft as a pillow so that you can hug. Thirdly, there should not be any solid details on it - buttons, sparkles, etc. If the baby sleeps with you for the first time, this toy will help you move it to a separate bed. First, put the comforter between you and the child. After some time, move the baby with the toy in the crib, pulled over to your bed. In my practice, I have been convinced many times that with such a consolation, such “resettlement” is much easier.

This toy will serve you faithfully for many years. Most children do not just hug their comforters - they suck them, nibble and rub to holes. But you can not throw out the comforter! Put up with its non-marketable look. It is needed not for beauty and not for the game, but for comfort. You can have one more to replace it. But it is possible to change and wash comforters only in periods of stability, when everything is good and peaceful in a child's life.

Oriented in space

In the second month, so-called orienting reflexes develop - the baby begins to follow moving objects. It's time to hang up the first carousel and introduce new exercise games.

Orientation to the ear. We take objects that emit soft, quiet sounds, such as a bell, and begin to ring, walking around the room. The baby will turn its head in the direction from which the sound is coming.

The game "Where is Mom?". The disappearance of the mother from sight is perceived by the baby as disappearance from his world. This game shows him that his mother may not be visible, but if her voice sounds, it means she is nearby. How to play? You go out of sight of the child, come to the other side of the crib and call the baby by name. He should reach out to your voice and see you. It would seem a very primitive exercise. But it is thanks to him that you will very soon be able to soothe a child with your own voice, without approaching him. And a little bit later, you can recite fairy tales on a dictaphone, and he will fall asleep for them if you are not around.

A two-month baby is looking at the face of an adult, especially a mother, with interest. And not the face as a whole, but its separate parts - the eyes, the nose, the lips. This is the process of capturing the image of a loved one. Interestingly, the baby with the same pleasure can be seen as a living face, and his image, photograph.

The board: Hang a large photo of your mom or dad next to your baby’s crib. Let him capture.

Fitball. On a large ball, you can practice with babies from an early age. The simplest thing is to put the child on the ball with the belly, hold it and roll it. Well develops the vestibular apparatus, a sense of balance.

Exercise "Big Journey". We take the child in our arms, begin to walk around the house with him, examine different objects and call them. Probably, all moms do that, even without suspecting that this is some kind of special exercise. Know that you are not just carrying the baby in your arms, but doing a very useful thing. The Big Journey teaches the child to perceive a world that is wider than his crib or room.

Yes, in the first month of cognitive activity of the infant is small. He just needs to be close to his mother. But the second month is the age when the child should be taken on hands. "I want to know. I am curious. I find it interesting, ”are the motives that you are starting to develop right now. If an infant at this age is overly preserved, constantly kept in a crib, closed with gauze, going for a walk, he will develop a motive not to learn the world, but to avoid pain, danger, failure. Inquisitiveness is not formed in him.

Moms complain

“I don’t have time to do anything at home. I accumulate guilt from the fact that the floors are unwashed, dinner is not prepared. “Indeed, how to do everything? After all, the activity of the child has grown, he is less asleep and needs to communicate. And it's harder to wear it.

The main advice that can be given here: change your attitude to order. In a house where there are small children, there can be no order. Beforehand, put up with painted walls, scattered toys, cut tablecloths, porridge spattered kitchen. Do not allow excessive cleanliness to spoil the joy of motherhood. Better an untidy house and a calm, well-balanced child than an ideal order - and you with neurosis, rubbing tile in the bathroom.

Feeling like a bad mistress? Before my husband ashamed? I can console you: men perceive order in an absolutely different way than women do. There are, of course, male pedants who pay attention to all the little things. But more often than not, husbands simply do not notice what seems to be blatant chaos. Do not have time to cook dinner, lunch? Invite mother-in-law. She knows best what her “boy” likes. At the same time and strengthen the relationship with her husband's parents. He will be very pleased.

“I feel like a nursing cow, an attachment to my baby. I sleep, I eat not when I want, but when he allows me. ” In psychology, this is called a feeling of depersonalization. After pregnancy and the first month of life with a baby, the woman begins to feel that she has lost herself. Good people advise: “Set aside a few hours for yourself. Go to the hairdresser, make a manicure. " Do not follow these tips. All you can afford right now is a few minutes apart from the child. Do not leave it for several hours. And there is no point in this, because if you leave it, you will not find yourself. I offer another solution to the problem.

Look at motherhood not in terms of loss of personality. You have not lost it, it just acquires a new edge. Now you can include new activities in your life that you never knew existed before. For example, you can go with the baby to fitness or swimming together. On the one hand, you will satisfy your need for physical activities, on the other hand, expand the circle of acquaintances, and these will be women with similar interests, because all of them will also be mothers with nursing babies. And your personal life will become more diverse.

A great helper for mom is a sling. This invention of mankind, long forgotten and recently returned to Europe, will give you free hands and freedom of movement without separation from your child. Sling can be worn and the front and rear, and side, baby in it and sleeps, and awake. Sling will give you the opportunity to increase their activity and follow their needs, rather than sit in four walls. And what else is very important: the sling allows you to actively include children in our lives, thereby developing their skills of socialization.

What worries dad?

“Why doesn't he look like me?” Looking at their two-month-old child, men often ask themselves this question. By this time, the baby’s facial features are smoothed out, and dad begins to peer intensely at them, trying to find his reflection. And does not find. The child, it turns out, has its own appearance, its own nose, eyes, mouth.

Попросите у свекрови детские фотографии мужа — на них, скорее всего, будет видно, как много общего у папы с младенцем. From time to time you yourself may loudly notice the similarity of temperaments: “The same as you! If you don’t like it, you just kick your legs! ”Consider philosophically, do not argue and do not resent your husband’s concern. It will soon pass.

In the second month of the child’s life, the father may again become aggravated by the feeling “I don’t need me here.” A man becomes irritable, picky and constantly expresses his displeasure with the words “I told you. "In fact, it is not so important what exactly he said. The key word here is me. He simply tries to attract attention to himself, wants to be heard, to be considered.

The exacerbation of a sense of lack of demand may have several reasons:

  1. the decline of the euphoria that accompanied the first month
  2. lack of involvement in household chores
  3. unavailability of women to return to intimate relationships.

How to return to dad a sense of its worth?

Do not bother with your troubles, connect your husband to them. If you could not do it in the first month, now it is much more difficult. Life has entered the routine rut, and everyday everyday life does not cause a man much enthusiasm. However, do not give up. The child grows, it becomes more interesting with it, and the range of activities to which the father can be attracted is expanding.

In the care of the child, still entrust the husband with what is pleasurable, while taking on the difficult tasks for now. Say, if a child is screaming, do not ask: “Go, calm him down.” No, you go to the screaming baby yourself. But if he is stunned and is in a good mood, then you can attract a husband to some occupation. And do not be indignant at such an “unfair” distribution of duties. The time will come, and fatherly feelings will be fully revealed in your husband, then you will be able to address him in a variety of situations. But for now he is only being mastered as a parent, and for him this process is much longer and more complex than for you. Help him see the joyful side of fatherhood, feel love for the newborn and a sense of responsibility.

Some more tips:

  • Do not forget all the time to thank and cheer: "How do you help me!"
  • Think about the exercise on orienting reflexes and start playing the game “Where is our dad?” With a child. It is very simple. Come into the room with a child in her arms: "Where is dad?" Walk around the room, find dad. “Dad is here. Here's a dad! ”And you give the baby to your dad.
  • If you need to go somewhere, leave the baby with dad. Not with a nanny, not with a grandmother, but with dad.

It's time to remember that you are not only a mother, but also a wife. The husband should feel that you love him no less, and even more, because he gave you this little miracle. Ask him about work, business, friends, about how he lives now. No need to demand that he live as a child. He has a different world besides his family home, he has another world, and this world has not gone away. Your social circle could change a lot, for a man this does not happen.

How to return to intimate relationships? This often becomes a problem. The unwillingness of a woman, as a rule, is caused by three reasons: fatigue, pain, and fear of appearing unattractive. With the first two everything is more or less clear. If you are tired, you need to rest. If pain persists, you have to wait a little bit. But the third reason is worth paying more serious attention.

Indeed, the woman's body after birth changes, sometimes stretch marks appear on it, the forms become less graceful. She herself is hard to get used to these changes, and even more so scary that they will push her husband away from her. If such fears are between you and the spouse, then it is time to rebuild.

You think the husband does not see that you are stout? Of course, he sees and does not attach any importance to this.

Perhaps in a year he will give you some complaints, but not now, when you have just recovered after giving birth. And many generally consider the rounded shape of a nursing woman very attractive. So your task is to accept yourself and trust your husband. It is not the waist waist that is important to him now, it is important for him to feel necessary. And if you remove him only because you are embarrassed by your imperfect appearance, this will greatly complicate your family life.

I will say more. You and your husband are now moving to a new level of relations, when they love not for any special merits, but simply love unconditionally, forgiving all imperfections, including external ones. No matter how good-looking your husband is, he, too, will not remain so forever. Sooner or later, he can grow stout, bald. And what? Will you stop loving him for it? After all, your exactingness towards yourself means that you set the same high bar in front of him. The man subconsciously feels it. “She will not need old and bald ones,” he thinks. On such a shaky basis it is impossible to build a happy family. You need to learn to accept each other as you are. This will be the unconditional love that inspires and gives strength, and does not drive into a dead end.

Father's jokes

Help your husband to learn jokes and exercises for the baby.

If the husband is ready to listen to you, teach him yourself; if not, call the mother-in-law for help and ask her to give a master class to both of you. A man used to learn from his mother, for him it is more natural than to walk in the disciples with his own wife. A nurse or pediatrician, that is, a person who, in the eyes of a man, has sufficient expert status to give advice, can also play the role of a teacher.

The second month of the child's life: 5-6 weeks

And now let's consider the process of child development during the month itself. It turns out that this is important every week. Child development in the second month of life has such features.

  1. By the sixth week, the ability to turn the head to a specific object appears, because the muscles of the neck and back have already developed sufficiently. And this is only the beginning of the second month of the child's life. Also in the sixth week, the child already knows how to grasp objects with his lips and hold them tightly.
  2. Also at this stage, the eyes are already sufficiently developed to see the hand that sweeps in front of them. Eyes acquire the ability to convergence, that is, to focus on the object, which is located next to them. This is achieved by bringing the two pupils closer to one another. Every day the stability of the gaze is improving, and by the end of the 7th week the child can already stably look at the hand. And in general, he begins to consider it in great detail.

Also sufficiently developed are the arm muscles, which allow keeping the cam at the level of the mouth. The child may even begin to bite the cam and bite his nails. In general, the baby becomes such a typical child.

What happens at 7-8 weeks?

Then everything goes much more interesting. For the seventh or eighth week is characterized by the ability to determine the source of the sound, and the baby can even look at it with a focused direct look. An increase in the waking period also continues. It may be that the child will not fall asleep for an hour. However, here it is also necessary to approach the question individually, since it is impossible to completely perfectly predict the behavior of the child at a certain stage of development. Therefore, one baby can only begin to focus the vision in the seventh or eighth week, and the other will go further in its ontogenesis.

In principle, the second month is characterized by the beginning of the active behavior of the child. And the older he gets, the more pronounced these signs are. Seventh-eighth weeks are the start for an active knowledge of the world. At earlier stages, even those that enter the second month, normal survival is typical with a standard set of reflexes and nothing more. The daily regimen of the second month of life is becoming more and more varied.

What should be done in the second month of a child's life?

As the child begins to actively explore the world, his efforts should be encouraged. You should also increase the time of communication with the child. If you think that it is trivial to change diapers to your child - this is enough, then no. He will understand that you are mechanically doing all that he needs, but he will not receive love. And this may trigger the development of an inferiority complex and attention deficit disorder even at the age of two months.

In order to attract a child to the knowledge of the surrounding world, it is possible to hang up a toy with a lot of details somewhere at a distance of 30 centimeters from it. What a child can do in the second month of life is to be interested in the whole world, and in particular this toy. Let her examine and study in detail. This will be useful to him in the future. A very difficult age for both the parent and the child is the second month of life. Physical care is very important at this stage, but the psychological aspect requires the efforts of the parents. Therefore, pay special attention to the emotional sphere of the child.

Emotions in the second month of life

It is in childhood that a person learns to openly express his emotions and to the world. And openness to people is not a trait inherent only in extroverts, it is also an introvert. Just the latter are more prone to closed social contacts. However, if properly educating such children, they will not see anything difficult in communicating with other people.

From birth, you need to engage in the development of social skills in the child. It is important to ensure that he learns to communicate with other people. In certain aspects, it can be initiated into the world of social norms. For example, when a child takes someone else’s, even just to inquire, it is worth taking away and saying that it can be done only by asking permission and receiving it.

Yes, he may not understand the meaning of this message at such a young age. But the very sound of the message must be imprinted in his memory. And when you teach him at a more mature age this truth, it will be much easier to do this, since this thought is more likely to seem native to the child, simple and understandable.

Tricks to attract an adult and communicate with him

In the second month of life, the child has a whole range of methods for attracting adults. Children in this aspect are rather creative, since their survival depends on this in a certain sense. Nevertheless, certain trends still exist. They should understand.

  1. Smile. In the second month, the child may already respond with a smile to the fact that the other person also showed such a sign of attention to him.
  2. Vocalization. At this stage, the child can already emit various wheezing sounds, what attracts adults to her. If you heard such sounds from the baby, then you should respond to them. Thus, the child learns to call you in those moments when he needs to talk with you. At an earlier age, this could only be done through crying. But now he has another arsenal. Do not make him go to cry, and you will see your child happy and giggling.
  3. Motor revival. This is another method of attracting an adult. In the second month of life, the child may already direct his movements, while at earlier stages they were rather chaotic.

These are the techniques to which you should respond in order to maintain contact with the child. This is a full-fledged communication, though not yet bearing a full-fledged informative value. You can be sure: the child understands you.

Child Initiative Development

This is a very important element that should begin to develop in your child from the age of two months. At this stage, the initiative in the adult sense of this term is impossible, because the child has not even learned to walk. But at the same time, some elements of behavior that will lay the foundation for a child’s initiative can already be grafted.

What is the base? Self-confidence. People with this quality are always proactive. What is self confidence? To put it simply, this is the feeling when you are appreciated. And you can easily create it. First of all it is done with the help of communication. In the second place, the child’s self-confidence is created by eliminating all signs of discomfort as soon as possible. Remember that every minute of downtime can affect the child’s self-esteem in the future. And if he does not remember this, then this fact does not mean that self-esteem will be in order or there will be no tendency to become complex.

How to behave with a two-month baby?

So how to behave with a child of this age? Since this is a very difficult second month of a child’s life, care requires some effort. In principle, the advice is quite simple, if you think so. Simply satisfy all the needs of the baby, relieve him of discomfort and communicate with him more. Communication means interaction with a child through the whole range of sensory organs: eyes (a toy), hearing (tender words), tactile sensations (hugs), and so on. It is very important to take into account, because when communicating people, in general, all channels are important, but for the child they are simply vital.

What is good baby talk with baby?

Recently, a lot of talk that lisping is bad. In principle, this is true, but only partially. The fact is that in two months the ears of a child are tuned to listen only to high frequencies, so baby talk is a fairly good way of communication that was laid in us by nature.

In addition, such communication is gentle itself, so the child will feel emotional support and love from you. Accordingly, the self-esteem of the children also increases. Rather, it lays the foundation for its improvement, which was specified by us earlier.

The second month of the child's life: food

Nutrition is a very important area of ​​human life of any age. But as for two-month-old children, it is, in general, a matter of life and death. After all, poor-quality food, which is used by such a baby, may adversely affect the human immunity in the future. In general, up to five months, the baby still needs to be breastfed. If you feel that there is little milk, then you need to feed the child, gradually adding mixtures and new dishes to the diet.

We figured out what children can do at two months of age and how to behave with them so that they grow up to be full-fledged individuals capable of adequate cooperation and a statement of their needs. Later, you need to teach your child also to take into account the opinions of other people, but this task is not for a two-month-old child, but one who will be a little older. You will have to feel this moment yourself.

The second month of the child's life - physiology

The activity of adaptation and development can be seen in the weight categories of the infant. For example, the weight of a baby should increase by at least eight hundred grams, and this is despite the fact that height will increase by a couple of centimeters. The diameter of the chest, head, abdomen will also increase by a certain percentage, which is quite natural for this age. You can’t say that the baby perfectly perceives everything by ear, or visually, but his vision is constantly improving, and his ears perceive more and more external sounds. Difficulties arise with the perception of objects that move quickly and do not give the kid time to concentrate.

Young parents should not forget that each baby is individual and develops in accordance with their biorhythms, so some begin to navigate faster, and others need time. If you have doubts about the health of the baby - analyze its weight data and growth on the basis of summarized data. But here, too, is individuality. Now, if the baby has recovered dramatically or has lost weight, this is a reason to consult a doctor. When the development of a newborn child occurs, any deviation from the norm, which manifests itself sharply and spontaneously, is a reason for seeking a specialist.

Child development calendar: what does a baby feel and can?

The second month of the baby's life - This is the period of active development of the baby. He begins to form a perception of the surrounding world, new skills and reflexes. Most babies start learning from their motor functions, which are activated during this period. We cannot talk about how the development of a newborn child will proceed in a generalized way, because each baby is different and grows in its own way.

If we turn to statistics, we can draw the following conclusions:

• At this age, the baby is able to relax his body, resting calmly and without tension,
• If muscles contract involuntarily, then the infant can control it,
• The baby listens to the voices that surround it.
• The child is able to take himself for parts of his own body,
• In the palms of the crumb already holds simple objects,
• The ability to hold the canopy head appears,
• If the baby is placed on the stomach, he is able to raise the chest, even if he is holding his stomach.

Newborn baby development also assumes that at the age of two months he will be able to wave his hands, take an object, feel it, squeeze the fingers and toes and express a certain interest in the things around him. Календарь развития ребенка не предполагает, что он начнет мять простыню, стараться схватить вас за руки, или оборвать игрушечные украшения, но именно так и проявляется активность малыша. Это естественно, хотя пока малыш не может выразить свои эмоции никак, кроме плача. Буквально с каждым днем родители начнут замечать проявление первых смысловых звуков, например, смеха, агуканья или вскриков восторга.