It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board

What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 122
Jazzmine1212 HB User
What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

I'm curious to know how much a two month old is supposed to sleep and play. Mine sleeps all day and night and is up for about an hour or two in the morning and then around late afternoon for 1-3 hours. It varies. She gets up every 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to eat and sleeps again. Is this normal? How much are they supposed to play and sleep? Also how much are you supposed to cuddle the infant? Do they have to sleep in your arms too? Mine falls asleep in my arms after feedings that last 5 minutes, but I put her down in her bed about 5-10 minutes after her feedings.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-26-2006, 04:57 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 782
roxyfoxy HB User
Re: What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

My 2 month old sleeps alot too. He's up for 2-3hrs in the morning then he wakes every hour or so for food. He stays up for 3-4hrs again in midafternoon. By 7 he's tired again. I try to keep him up for as long as I can but he gets really cranky when he wants to sleep. I hold him and talk to him all of the time its really good for language development. I also put him on a play mat that can hang toys at the top. He loves kicking around under there for a little while everyday. I think every baby is different. There aren't really any standards. My mom said when I was 2 wks old I slept all night and stayed up all day. All babies are different, but I am interested to hear what other moms say.

Old 01-26-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,224
Gayle0000 HB User
Re: What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

I recall that our baby slept a lot like you are describing in the earlier days. I don't recall exactly when she started staying awake more in the day, but it seems it was somewhere between 2 and 3 months old for us. Also, at 2 months old, our baby was very colicky, so when she was awake, she was screaming. So we didn't have much play time. I held her a lot to constantly try to soothe her.

About 3 months old, the colic stopped, and I'm guessing around 3½ months old, the naps stopped completely, and now at 4½ months, she doesn't nap at all...not even cat-napping anymore. We have a lot more play & interaction time now that she's alert & aware of her surroundings.

As for falling asleep in your arms...I loved that!...naps and bedtime...and I miss it! In hindsight, letting her fall asleep in my arms at bedtime was something I should have put a stop to earlier than 4 months old...and let her learn to go to sleep on her own. I'm talking about bedtime here.

If I could do it over again, I would have started putting her to bed while she was still awake & aware at around the 3 month point (when the colic stopped) so she could have learned to put herself to sleep sooner. At 4½ months old (actually, closer to 5 months now), we have come a long way with bedtime...letting her CIO, but still have struggles with getting her to go to sleep without wanting to be rocked to sleep. I'm just hoping she learns to put herself to sleep before she learns to say "Mommy". It would kill me to have to hear her screaming "Mommy" from her crib.

Old 01-27-2006, 06:41 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,401
Kiera1595 HB User
Re: What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

DD was still sleeping a lot at that age. Mostly waking up to eat and interact a little bit. Up for an hour, sleep for 1-2 hours. Up for 45 minutes, back to sleep 1-2 hours. Like that all day long. Unfortunately she liked to party in the middle of the night.

I say at 2 months, cuddle away. They are small for such a shot time. Enjoy it. I also think that at that age it is fine for them to fall asleep in your arms. They are comforted and happy that way.
"Go slowly, breathe and smile" Thich Nhat Hanh

Old 01-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kitchener
Posts: 782
roxyfoxy HB User
Re: What is a typical day for a 2 month old?

When do you start putting the baby to sleep on its own? I still sleep with DS because he wakes during the night to eat. Everyone is telling me I shouldn't be doing that because he won't sleep alone in his crib. As well, I usually put him to sleep by feeding him then he falls asleep when he's done. He doesn't fall asleep on his own. Normal? When do you change this?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Not sure what I shelly80 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 5 09-10-2008 02:22 PM
What gives me hope... Rodney99 Lyme Disease 7 12-24-2007 04:03 PM
Is pain typical? bella67 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 1 07-30-2007 07:20 PM
Alzheimer's and an Arrant Protein (What's the connection?) Sorry..Long gizmolove Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 31 03-28-2007 12:57 PM
If you have time to read my story and tell me what you think PLEASE DO! LunaPup11 Addiction & Recovery 6 03-06-2007 02:52 AM
What is wrong with me??? sparkles13 Inner Ear Disorders 13 08-12-2006 08:48 PM
What's going on? morningtheft Anxiety 3 02-04-2006 11:45 AM
What's the symptomatic progression in an undiagnosed Hypo enigmatics Thyroid Disorders 3 11-21-2005 02:22 AM
What type of test is this? Anyone? ohknow42 Herpes 9 07-13-2005 05:36 PM
Ear Infections: What You Can Do barewinds Allergies 0 03-20-2001 11:42 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!