The Third Month 9-13 Weeks

How your baby is growing.

Your little one should be well and truly taking a lot of notice of the world around them by now.

Your baby should be getting a bit more control of their little body, spending a lot of time kicking legs, waving arms around and trying to reach for things.

Talking to your baby is a very important part of building your relationship and helping their brian to develop.

Try to talk to your baby as much as possible. You can even pretend to be having a conversation by “answering” the funny sounds they make.

Its lots of fun and you’ll probably be rewarded with a smile and even a laugh.

A big immunisation reminder for all parents and carers: your baby is due for their 8 week (2 month) immunisations.

 

The Second Month 5-8 Weeks

Welcome to my world

A really lovely thing about the second month is that this is the time when most babies start to smile. There is no better feeling than when your precious baby first smiles at you!

Your little baby may be starting to take a real interest in everything around them in their new big world.  They may be looking around and listening and watching everything you do.

You may have an active baby who wriggles a lot and makes lots of noise screaming, crying and ‘cooing”.  Perhaps you have  a quiet baby who likes to spend the waking hours just looking at everything.

Remember that you baby is learning all the time – and learning mostly from you.  You can help make your baby’s world an even more wonderful place by having lots of cuddles, chats, walks and sing-a-longs.  The most attention yo u pay to your baby, the more he or she will respond.

Life is still probably very hectic for you with this new little one.  However, you will most likely find that the second month brings with it a more predictable schedule.

Happy parenting!