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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 05:36 AM   1
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what should a 2 month old baby be doing??


hi, ollie is 8 weeks old today and i was just wondering what babies should be doing at this age? olivia is full of smiles,and will lay on her play mat for a while but not long and she has just started to notice the tv but i dont want her to be watching it much just yet, id rather do things with her...but not sure what?



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 05:53 AM   2
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she sounds like she is going great, while she is this little she will be happy enough to just watch you talking to her and study your face or lay and look at a mobile

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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 05:56 AM   3
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Hi, my daughter is 8 weeks too and will sometimes spend a little time in baby gym sometimes not. She seems to like looking out of the window for a bit or stares at the lights and she does like being outside usually but apart from that not a lot.

I keep asking what should she be doing and trying to fit her naps into the routine in my book but someone said to me yest maybe to think of it as what could she be doing not should - only because I get worked up about it and worry if she's "normal" if there is such a thing for an 8 week old baby!



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 05:58 AM   4
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Molly is the same age and she loves it on her play mat, tummy time I rattle her rattle above her head to encourage her to lift her head which she loves. I also lay next to her on the floor and talk to her and sing songs and just generally make silly noises which makes her smile. Oh and she loves a mirror she will watch herself for a good 20 mins.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 05:59 AM   5
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Hi, my daughter is 8 weeks too and will sometimes spend a little time in baby gym sometimes not. She seems to like looking out of the window for a bit or stares at the lights and she does like being outside usually but apart from that not a lot.

I keep asking what should she be doing and trying to fit her naps into the routine in my book but someone said to me yest maybe to think of it as what could she be doing not should - only because I get worked up about it and worry if she's "normal" if there is such a thing for an 8 week old baby!
My 9 week old is OBSESSED with our ceiling light - it keeps her entertained much longer than her play mat lol!!!

The things i do with Megan are take her for walks, baby club, play with her in her rocker and on her play mat, watch TV with her, give her lots of cuddles and talk to her constantly! She knows more about my life than i do hehehehhe!! I also give her tummy time and nappy off time but i was told by my HV if she is happy and sitting by herself then it is alos good to give her some chill out time.

Hope this helps

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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 06:00 AM   6
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an 8 wk old should be watching you walk around following you with their eyes and reacting to you when you smile and laugh and sing ( react not nessacarily smile or laugh just respond in some way ) every baby does things at their own pace the "average" age for doing things has to take account of post term babies as well as premmies so varies alot and is nothing to get worried about



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 06:22 AM   7
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http://tumblon.com/milestones/age/newborn

useful link x



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 06:32 AM   8
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thanks everyone, im not worried about her development, just curious about what other babies are doing.ive just bought a tummy time mat, obviously i wont put ollie on it for more time than she is happy with but is there such a thing as too much tummy time? and nappy off time...i dont do this yet, should i be doing? if so, what is it, just a case of letting her lay with her nappy off for a while? x



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 06:37 AM   9
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Don't think you can have too much tummy time but I have to do it when she's not grouchy.

I do nappy off before her bath, she's often grouchy at that time and having her nappy off on a change mat being able to kick around freely really seems to cheer her up.



 
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Old Jul 13th, 2010, 06:38 AM   10
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My son is a week older and sounds like they do pretty much the same thing.I just try to alternate where he sits (different room etc or at the door if its warm) so he has things to look at and also spend plenty of time talking and encouraging smiles/babbles off him.
If you just take her nappy off and put an old towel or something underneath they love kicking their legs with a bare bum and it helps prevent nappy rash too!



 
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