So your little bundle of joy is now two months old. By this time, your baby will be more receptive to sights and sounds. Also during this time, your baby will smile more – at the slightest provocation.
No matter how many sleepless nights you’ve had and how many feedings you give each day; once you see your baby smile, the fatigue and weariness will all disappear.
How Big is a 2-Month Old Baby?
If you are a first-time parent, it’s but natural to worry about the smallest of things. Does your baby have the right weight? Is he or she feeding too much or too little? Is the development just right?
These are all normal questions any first-time parent will have and to appease your mind, you should ask your pediatrician all your questions.
As for the matter of size, babies have different weights and lengths and these are mostly based on several factors such as genetics and their birth size. For instance, some babies born at 6 pounds can weigh as much as 13 pounds by their second month.
There are also those born at 6 pounds and weigh about 10 pounds at two months. On the other hand, a baby born at 8 pounds can also be 13 pounds by the second month.
The length of the baby will also depend on the same factors mentioned above. By the second month, a baby can be anywhere from 20 up to 24 inches long; sometimes more if the parents are really tall.
If the baby was prematurely born, they can also be smaller than average even at two months.
General Weight and Length Guide
As a general guide, babies gain at the very least two-thirds of an ounce or approximately 19 grams each day. For their length, they should at least increase by one to one and one-half inches each day, or approximately between 2.54 and 3.81 cm.
This growth rate is basically applicable to babies from their first up to third month of age. If your baby is not growing at this rate, there is still no need to be alarmed as some babies grow faster or slower than others.
When you go for check-ups, your baby’s pediatrician will measure your baby’s length and check their weight as well and these data will be recorded in the baby’s personal growth chart.
Generally speaking, if your baby continually increases both in weight and length; then there is nothing to be alarmed about.