A 2-month-old baby's weight that is steadily increasing is a sign that he is healthy and his body is absorbing nutrients well. Therefore, it is important for every parent to always monitor their little one's weight to ensure their growth and development.
Baby growth and development need to be considered carefully, especially weight gain. The weight and length of the baby will continue to increase rapidly when he starts stepping on 2 months.
Therefore, Mom and Dad need to understand the baby's weight gain chart to ensure that the weight is increasing consistently over time. Father and Mother can also support the growth and development of the Little One by giving it stimulation.
Observing Growth Patterns
Height and weight are often used as a reference to assess the growth and development of babies. Boys and girls generally have different growth charts. Boys tend to be heavier and taller than girls.
The average weight of a 2-month-old baby boy ranged from 3.4–5.7 kg, with a height between 51–58.4 cm. Meanwhile, baby girl weight generally ranges from 3.2–5.4 kg, with a height of 50–57.4 cm.
2 Months Baby Development and How to Support It
In addition to weight gain, the development of a 2-month-old baby is also marked by his ability to express himself to show likes and dislikes. For example, a baby will cry when he is hungry, sleepy, or his diaper is dirty.
At this stage, Father and Mother can provide stimulation to the Little One to support their growth and development. Here are some ways of stimulation that Mom and Dad can try:
- Shows different types of objects with different colors and shapes
- Inviting your little one to talk regularly to increase his response through hand or foot movements
- Involve other family members to communicate with your little one to improve their interaction skills
It has been mentioned earlier that crying is one way for a 2 month old baby to communicate. This may make Mom and Dad feel anxious because they don't understand why your little one is crying and what to do.
However, consult your doctor first before introducing and giving a pacifier to your little one.
Caring for babies when they are 2 months old makes some parents more careful. Make sure the baby's nutritional intake through breast milk is met and he sleeps enough.
Mothers and fathers also don't need to worry if their little one's weight doesn't match the baby's age, because the development of each baby is generally different.
Stable weight gain of a 2-month-old baby is a sign that he is healthy. However, make sure Father and Mother always monitor the development of the Little One, yes.
If you are worried about your baby's weight not gaining weight or if you have problems breastfeeding, don't hesitate to consult a pediatrician.