After a whirlwind of sleepless nights and round-the-clock feedings, you're probably settling into a routine with your 2-month-old. In those precious moments when they're awake and alert, you can enjoy some playtime and social interaction with your little one.
Have Tummy Time Fun
Letting your baby spend time on their stomach under your watchful eye will help strengthen their back and neck muscles and prepare them for learning to crawl. Place them on their tummy on a clean floor. Prop them on their arms, making sure there are no blankets or toys around their face. Now watch them try to lift their head and move it from side to side. Start with about three to five minutes a few times a day and gradually increase the amount of time for each tummy session. Make sure your baby is awake and that you or another adult are watching them during these sessions.
Smile and Smile Back
At around this age, your baby may develop a social smile, which is a huge milestone for all parents. Prop them on your lap, talk to them, and smile at them. They’ll be entertained and engaged simply by the sound of your voice and the look on your face.
Now is the perfect time to get into the routine of reading every day with your little one. A bedtime story is a wonderful way to wind down and help your newborn drift off into dreamland.
Make cute photos of your games with the baby, upload to the App. Write about the favorite ones.