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Getting used to her surroundings.
Babies use many of their senses to get to know their mothers while they’re still in the womb. As she takes in everything in the outside world, your baby uses that information to communicate with you.
Is That a Smile You See?
Learn the amazing things your baby may do!
All babies develop at different rates, so you should not be concerned if your baby does something later or earlier than your friends’ children. In general, by the end of your baby’s second month, she’ll 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.
Is Baby Sensitive to Milk Protein?
Signs of milk-protein sensitivity.
All babies are fussy and gassy at times, but if it seems like your baby has more frequent fussiness and gas, she could have milk-protein sensitivity. Reactions can include:
- Skin rashes
- Watery stools or diarrhea
If you’re formula-feeding your baby, these reactions could be due to a sensitivity to cow’s milk-protein. If you’re concerned about a potential sensitivity, talk to your health care provider. Your doctor can best determine whether your baby should be fed a special formula.
Help Your Baby Sleep Better
Learn how to help your baby fall and stay asleep.
Your baby will probably sleep for shorter periods during the day and for longer stretches at night.
- To help her get used to falling back to sleep on her own, gently place baby down in the crib while she’s groggy but still awake.
- Keep your rooms and interaction bright and lively during the day, then dim and calm in the evening.