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A 10-week-old baby is fun to be around, as he or she can now easily recognize you and smile in reaction to your face. They may also be able to hold their heads up on their own and are typically much stronger than they once were. To help keep them healthy and prevent illness, there are several tips you can follow. Some of these tips include frequent hand washing, avoiding crowds, and keeping their toys clean (especially the pacifier).
You and Your 2-Month-Old Baby -- Week 10Babies who are 10 weeks old are a lot of fun to be around. They are no longer that tiny, floppy, and fragile sack of potatoes that once required so much skill to hold. They can hold their little heads up on their own and are generally a lot stronger than they once were. Your little bundle can now easily recognize you and is smiling in reaction to your face. Not to mention how much fun your baby is to play with. You've both come a long way!
Sleep Skills of a 2-Month-Old InfantFor some infants, this is a difficult age when it comes to sleep. Your baby is learning a lot right now and that is great. One thing that many parents may be wishing their baby would learn quickly is the ability to calm themselves and fall asleep unassisted.
Because your baby is still very young, sleeping may be an issue. Some babies begin sleeping through the night quickly and easily. Many do not. For many babies, learning how to settle themselves is a skill that has not yet been achieved.
Parents often find themselves doing what they can to help their little one fall asleep, whether it is rocking, singing, feeding, walking, or even driving! With a 10-week-old baby, you can do all of these things without "spoiling" your baby -- but be careful. Try not to make any of these actions a habit. They all seem harmless enough in the beginning, but it may actually prevent your baby from trying to do it on her own in the future. And who wants to be lying down with a 4 year old, so that they can fall asleep? When given the opportunity, you'd be amazed at how babies can achieve this skill on their own.