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    She's sensitive to everything.

    A two month old infant resting on the chest of his mother

    Your baby’s world right now

    More familiar every day.
    Babies use many of their senses to get to know their mothers while they are still in the womb. As your baby takes in everything in the "outside" world, she uses that information to communicate with you.
    A two month old infant drinking from a milk bottle

    Your baby’s nutrition

    Some fussiness is fine. Really distressed? Watch the dairy.
    All babies are fussy and gassy at times, but if it seems your baby has more frequent fussiness and gas than you think is normal, she could have milk-protein sensitivity.* Reactions can include:

    • Skin rashes
    • Watery stools
    • Irritability

    Contact your healthcare provider, who can determine whether your baby should be fed a special formula such as Similac® Soy Isomil®, or if you breastfeed, whether you should eliminate dairy from your diet.

    *Consult a healthcare professional if a milk-protein sensitivity is suspected, and before changing baby formulas.
    A two month old infant staring at his mother's face

    Your baby’s development

    Two months old, and she’s already telling you like it is.
    All babies develop at different rates. You should not be concerned if your baby does something later or earlier than your friend's children. In general, by the end of your baby's second month, she will likely be able to do the following:

    • Smile when you touch or talk to her
    • React to loud sounds by startling, crying, or getting very quiet
    • No longer keep her hands in tight fists
    • Begin recognizing you and your partner as the parents
    • Be able to lift her chest off the floor using her forearms for support

    Right now, it’s all about the body language.
    Your baby cannot speak yet, but her body is speaking to you loud and clear, if you know what to look for.

    She is seeking ways to adapt to the world. For example, sleeping is one way she learns to organize her life: When she’s tired, she "turns off" the environment, conserving energy to grow.

    She is giving you permission and feedback.Watch her closely and you will learn how much or how little stimulation she can handle, and when she is ready for talking, feeding, singing, or playing. Her actions will say it all.
    A two month old infant raising his arms while the father stares

    Things to think about now

    Sleep patterns and tips.
    • Your baby will probably sleep for shorter periods during the day and longer stretches at night.
    • To help her get used to falling back to sleep on her own, gently place her down in the crib while she's groggy but still awake.
    • Keep your rooms and interaction bright and lively during the day.
    • Keep rooms and interaction dim and calm in the evening.

    Learn about SIDS at the American Academy of Pediatrics .

    Next month’s developments

    She not only holds her head up, but she can hold other things too!
    She can grab a toy with her hands, and she’ll grab your attention with coo and goo sounds.