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Sleep: By two months your baby will be more alert and spend more time awake during the day. Many babies will still wake every 3-4 hours to feed, but at this age should return to sleep when finished eating. It is important to start putting your baby in the crib when drowsy, but still awake because most babies must learn how to transition from an awake to a sleeping state. This important routine can prevent many future sleep problems.
Feeding: Ideally, your baby will continue on breast milk or formula without any supplements until 4 months. A typical feeding schedule at this age will be 4-6 ounces every 4 hours, but there is a wide range of what is acceptable. Many babies will eliminate one of the nighttime feedings at this age! All breastfed infants and all infants taking less than 32 ounces of formula should begin taking a Vitamin D supplement (Trivisol).
Development: At 2 months many babies are beginning to coo, make eye contact and smile. As the neck muscles get stronger your baby will be able to pick up his head when on his stomach. While still too young to reach, you will see the hands starting to be held open and not fisted.
· Never leave your baby alone, except in a crib or playpen.
· Avoid suffocation and choking by using an approved crib with a firm mattress that fits snugly.
Place your baby on his back. Pillows, blankets, wedges, positioning devices, and bumper pads are no longer recommended. Keep plastic bags, balloons, and baby powder out of reach.
· Prevent fires, burns and scalding injuries. Never eat, drink, or carry anything hot while near or holding the baby. Turn your water heater down to 120 degrees (F). Install smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors.
· Car Safety: Use an approved infant safety seat, rear facing and never in the front.
(Parents should always wear their seat belts.)
· Never step away when the baby is on a high surface.
Standard PHA Immunizations: Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus
Tylenol Dose: Next Visit: 3 months, 4 months, 5 months