Week 2 Survival Mode

If you’re still in survival mode, don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural. In the first several weeks, many mothers discover they can’t do much more than hold and feed the baby…
Here are some suggestions for 2 week olds.

  • At the end of the day, it’s natural for your infant to be cranky. It isn’t going to last much longer.
  • Burping is necessary for tiny babies during and after feedings. By the age of two weeks, most newborns will have regained their lost birth weight.
  • Your kid will sleep in bits and starts, making it appear as if you will never get anything done. However, at the age of two months, the baby will be sleeping for longer periods of time.
  • The majority of 2-week-old babies sleep more during the day than at night. Make daytime feedings fun by stroking your baby’s head, talking to her, and keeping the environment bright. Feedings at night should be done quietly and in a dark environment. If at all possible, avoid diaper changes (except for poopy diapers).
  • The wail of a two-week-old newborn is difficult to decipher. It will get easier for you to distinguish between a hungry cry and a weary cry as he grows older… Around this time, a lot of babies’ nails need to be trimmed. Consider using a baby nail clipper or a nail file.
  • I hate to say that, but… However, it’s fairly normal for all of the extra support to vanish about this time. It’s time for your first doctor’s appointment, which is one of my favorites! Your baby’s head and length will be measured, as well as his weight. After that, he’ll be thoroughly examined from head to toe. Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all of your burning questions.

Do you have any more infant tips to give to new moms?