2-Month-Old Baby (9 Weeks)
Safety and the 2-Month-Old BabyAs your baby becomes increasingly capable of exploring her surroundings, it is extremely important to provide a safe environment. Taking the right precautions will give you peace of mind while your baby has a safe place to tinker around.
There are a few things that you may want to do to ensure that your home is baby proof. These steps should probably be taken well before your baby enters the crawling stage, as she will most likely enter this stage when you least expect it.
A few of the things you can do to make your home safe for your young baby include:
- Install and/or inspect smoke, fire, and carbon monoxide detectors, and make sure to change the batteries regularly.
- Install soft bathtub spout covers to prevent head bumps while bathing.
- Decrease the maximum water temperature on your water heater (it's usually in a closet or the garage) to prevent a burn if your baby turns on the tap.
- Put outlet covers in your electrical outlets -- curious little fingers fit perfectly into electrical outlets.
- Place laundry and dishwasher detergent up in over-the-head cabinets (these can be very toxic).
(Click Baby Proofing to learn more about making your home a safe environment for your baby.)
A Whole New WorldYour baby is learning so much right now. You may notice your baby has developed a new fascination with his hands. He might be bringing them up to his face and staring at them as if they are not even a part of his body but a newfound toy. Give him a rattle -- it will be fun to watch him discover that he can create noise.
These days he is beginning to recognize you by your face and not just your voice and smell. That recognition, paired with his previously acquired talent of dazzling you with his smile, might melt your heart.