About Week 7 - 12
Your baby’s motor skills are developing – watch him/her wave hands and arms, and you will be delighted by this small achievement. Emotional empathy is already established, so your baby will respond to feelings of happiness, sadness and even stress. Keeping calm is important at feeding times, especially if you are experiencing problems. It’s never too early or too late to seek support. You should ask for help from friends, family or your partner. It is important to share how you're feeling.As your baby gets more alert and mobile, you might fall into the trap of comparing his/her development to other babies. This is best avoided because every baby grows at his/her own pace. If your baby is not smiling yet or is keeping you awake at night, comparing him/her with a child who sleeps through the night or is more alert will only make you feel miserable and worry you unnecessarily about your baby’s development.
Your baby thrives on stimulation, so talk to her/him, sing nursery rhymes and let him/share your life from the comfort of a bouncer, which allows him/her to see what is going on. At two months your child will be given immunisation by your GP - serious negative side effects are rare, so no need to worry about it.