Your 2-month-old: Week 4
How your baby's growing:
"Reading to your baby, even at this young age, will pay off. Hearing you read helps your baby develop an ear for the cadence of spoken language. Varying the pitch of your voice, using accents, and singing will make the connection between you and your baby that much more interesting.
If your baby looks the other way or loses interest while you're reading, just try doing something else and give her time to rest. Take your cue from your baby's responses.
You'll find plenty of good books to read to your baby — such as Goodnight Moon, Good Night Gorilla, and The Big Red Barn. Choose board books that have large, bright pictures and simple text — or even wordless books with pictures for you to narrate. At this point you don't have to be slavish to age guidelines. Books designed for older children can captivate a baby if they have clear, crisp images and bright colors.
Why is reading to my baby good for him?Reading will help build your child's vocabulary, stimulate his imagination, and improve his communication skills. In fact, the more you speak to your child from the get-go, the better it is for his growth and development. Studies have shown that language skills — and even intelligence — are related to how many words an infant hears each day. In one study, babies whose parents spoke to them a lot (an average of 2,100 words an hour) scored higher on standard tests when they reached age 3 than did children whose parents hadn't been as verbal. A running commentary on the state of the neighborhood during your walk and naming your child's body parts as you bathe him are good ways to chat. Reading is one more fun way to add variety to your verbal interactions.
What should I read to my infant?For the first few months, your infant will be picking up on the rhythm of language — rather than the content — as he hears you speak. So when it comes to reading materials, anything goes — children's books, a magazine, or even that novel you've been trying to finish.
Your baby may be fascinated by pictures with bright colors and sharp contrast, though, so stock up on board books and picture books, too."
*taken from babycentre.com
wahh, dah boleh start membaca untuk Hussein. erm, kene cari books plak la pasni. abahnyer, take note please..
*taken from babycentre.com"What should I do if my baby is losing hair or has a bald spot?
Baby baldness is usually caused by your baby's position and not by a serious health problem. Babies who tend to keep their head in the same position, rub it against the mattress, or bang it against the side of their crib may have more hair loss. This stops as your baby grows and replaces old habits with new, exciting behaviors. Babies born with lots of hair often lose it as hormone levels drop. It's very rare for a baby younger than 6 months to have other causes of hair loss, such as ringworm or the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata.
When will my baby's hair grow in?
This is hard to predict. Most babies will have two separate crops of hair before their first birthday, but the timing for hair loss and regrowth varies greatly. Some babies have new hair grow in soon after the old is lost, while for others it seems to take longer. The color and texture of this new hair may be significantly different from the hair your baby was born with."
okeh, kepala Hussein memang botak bercapuk2. sana botak, sini botak. tak sekata. ni la akibatnya tak cukur kan. kepala dia cukur bantal. tu yang tak sekata tu. cian anak mak ye. nak cukur, i tak berani. camne ek? huhuhu. harap2 pasni rambut hussein tumbuh cepat la..