Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 1 & Week - 2 : Month - 2

We at LifeCell are here to handhold you on your baby steps into parenting. Your baby gets bigger and stronger every week. . Here's what to expect in Week - 1 & Week - 2 of Month - 2

Your Babys Growth and Development : Week - 1 & Week - 2 : Month - 2
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Week 1

The biggest treat that your baby would give you by the 5th week is a bright smile. She responds to your tickle or cuddle with a smile that can brighten up your life. During this time, your baby is also able to steadily fix her gaze on things and starts to take note of complex shapes and colours.


Week 2

During the 6th week, your baby is able to recognize mommy and daddy and greets you both with a smile or a coo. She is also responsive to sounds such as the ring of a bell or a chime and responds to it by staring or by crying. She also starts taking deeper gaze at things placed in front of her.

Keeping a tab on the vaccination schedule

Until the little one was within your tummy, you provided the maximum care for his health. Once the baby is out of the womb, immunizations/vaccinations become an important part of child development to keep him protected against medical conditions. While your paediatrician will be able to provide you the entire immunization schedule across the growing years, there are some compulsory vaccinations that you must not miss. Do talk to your paediatrician to understand the schedules and the dosages of these:

  • BCG - tuberculosis
  • DTaP/DTwP - diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hepatitis A vaccine - hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B vaccine - hepatitis B
  • Hib vaccine - haemophilus influenzae type B
  • MMR - measles, mumps, rubella
  • PCV - pneumococcus
  • OPV (oral polio) and IPV (injectable polio vaccine) - polio
  • Rotavirus vaccine - rotavirus
  • Typhoid vaccine
Follow these simple ideas to keep your baby calm after an immunization visit:
  • Hold the baby close to you so that the doctor/nurse is able to administer the vaccine. Holding the baby works better than placing him on the table.
  • Feed your baby during the shot. This will distract the baby from the hurt and turn his focus to food.
  • Sweet can calm the baby. Dip the pacifier in sweet water and allow your baby to suck it before going to the hospital for the vaccination