2-Month Guidelines

Infants (0-1 year old) Development By Four Months

Good neck support, may roll over, reaches out to get objects, brings hands to mouth, clasps hands in the midline, squeals, laughs.

Diet

Breast milk or iron fortified formula contains all the nutrients and water that your baby needs. Solids and juice are not recommended at this age.

Safety Checklist

  • Car seat (may face forward only at 1 year and 20 pounds)
  • Set water heater to 120of.
  • Never leave alone in bath or on changing table, sofa or bed
  • Sleep position-several studies have indicated a decrease in SIDS if babies are placed on their back to sleep.
  • Please do not smoke around your child; cigarette smoke has been associated with increased frequency of colds, ear infections and asthma attacks.
  • Smoke detectors are a must.

Colds

Saline drops (ocean or ayr drops) in the nose followed by bulb suctioning is best to relieve congestion. Please call the office if your baby has a rectal temperature of 101 or more for more than 24 hours, if your baby is feeding poorly, or if he is excessively sleepy. You may give Tylenol for fever. Please call the office for any fever greater than 102.

Vomiting and Diarrhea

After your infant’s stomach has rested approximately 30 minutes to one hour, he may begin to take small, frequent amounts of Pedialyte. After eight hours with no vomiting, he may return to his regular formula or breastfeeding. If vomiting continues more than twelve hours or is accompanied by profuse diarrhea, please call the office. If the infant is lethargic or has fever, please call the office immediately.