Anticipatory Guidance 2 Month Checkup

Family

  • Maintain consistent family routine
  • Postpartum depression/family stress
  • Postpartum checkup
  • Return to work/school
  • Never hit or shake baby

Development and Behavior

  • Promote language using simple words
  • Talk about pictures/story using simple words/sing

Nutrition/Feeding

  • No bottle in bed
  • Bottle-feeding every 3-4 hours
  • Breastfeeding 8-12 feedings in 24 hours
  • Hold to bottle-feed, no bottle propping
  • No microwave to heat milk
  • Store breast milk in freezer
  • Store prepared formula (for daily use only) in refrigerator

Routine Care

  • Clean mouth with soft cloth twice a day
  • Skin care
  • Thermometer use; rectal temperatures
  • Wash hands; avoid crowds
  • Tummy time; head control

Safety

  • Have baby sleep in same room, in own crib
  • No bed sharing
  • Crib safety with slats ≤2-3/8”
  • Do not leave alone in bath water
  • Home safety for fire/carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Keep hand on infant when on bed or changing on table/couch
  • No shaking baby (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
  • Provide safe/quality day care, if needed
  • Report domestic violence
  • Sleep in crib on back with no loose covers or soft bedding
  • Use rear-facing car seat in back seat of car until child is at least 2 years old, or reaches the height and weight limit set by the car seat maker
  • Water heater at <120º
Last updated July 23, 2015