Your baby is about 2 and a half months old now. How fast time goes by. This time last year, you probably weren't expecting yourself to be up several times a night to nurse a baby, changing diapers, or talking silly and making funny faces to your new baby. At 10 weeks old, your baby has now developed some hand eye coordination, and is able to grasp on to objects for periods of time - for example, holding on to small objects or rattles, and shaking it back and forth. More endearing is the fact that your baby may even be surprised by the rattle sounds, or laugh and giggle at it - having one heck of a good time!
The average weight of a baby at this age is typically around 10 to 12 pounds, and will measure around 22 to 23 inches in size. However, keep in mind these are just averages, and when you take your baby for regular checkups, your family doctor will tell you how well your baby is developing.
At ten weeks old, your baby readily recognizes your face and your voice, and when you speak parentese your baby, he or she responds with giggles, laughs, and coos. (Parentese is when you speak to your baby with "baby talk".) At this stage, your baby is very ready and eager for social and emotional development through close bonding with you. Do your best to make your baby a part of your family's regular routines. For example, put your baby in a baby carrier or a stroller when you go out for a walk, or put your child close by at the table when the family sits down to eat.
Baby Development At Ten Weeks
During this time, your baby's strength growth starts from top down and from inside out. What this means is that your baby will develop more neck strength before arms and leg strength, and will be able to control the torso before hands and feet. At 2 and a half months old, your baby will have more neck strength, but the head will still be wobbly, and you should always provide good support for your baby's head at this stage.
Your baby's arm movements will be much more controlled by this time, and will also have developed better leg movement control as well. Your baby can also see color, and can sometimes get excited and happy to see colorful objects and images. He or she also responds better to you when you speak and communicate with him or her often. As you communicate with your baby, you are effectively helping your child discover and learn about sounds of our language which eventually helps them learn to speak and understand the spoken language. Learning to read, however, is a quite different matter.
Sucking is an important aspect of a baby's development, and it's no different at ten weeks old. It helps comfort, add pleasure and fun, and helps to relief stress for babies, and they may suck on their hands, thumbs, or other fingers. Don't forget to bring your baby in to the family doctor to get his or her regular shots that protects them against many serious diseases and illnesses.