The Body Of A 2 Month Old Baby Feels Soft?

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, my daughter was born with a weight of 3.3 kg in the second month weighing 4.8, now she is two months and 12 days, but her body feels soft, even though her bones are strong. fat and muscles feel flabby not tight. I wonder why? even though he’s a pretty active baby

1 Answer:

Hi susan28,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Assessing a child's growth and development should ideally be done using a standardized benchmark, which is based on the growth and development curve. To make it easier for parents to assess their child's growth and development, you can generally refer to the KMS (card to health) which is commonly given in health facilities, ranging from posyandu, puskesmas, and so on.


It's natural for babies to feel soft, not as hard as adults. This is due to the lack of movement that he can do. As a result, the muscle mass that is formed is still small. This muscle mass in adults makes the body feel harder and tighter.


At 2 months of age, the normal baby weight ranges from 4.8 to 6.4 kg in boys and 4.5 to 6 kg in girls. So, in general, your baby's growth is still relatively normal for his age.


At this time, you should observe whether your baby's development is also normal according to his age. Babies aged 2 months are generally able to carry out several aspects of development as follows:

Frequent sucking and more active playing with his fingers
Interested in brightly colored objects and sounds
Baby's eyes can follow the movement of objects to and fro
Can hold head up to 45 degrees
Begins to show facial expressions, such as raising eyebrows, glaring, blowing
Smile when invited to interact

You don't have to worry about your baby's body feeling mushy during growth and development according to his age benchmark. Your current task is to ensure that their nutritional needs are properly met, namely by giving your baby exclusive breastfeeding until he is 6 months old, then continuing with the addition of healthy and nutritious complementary foods. Encourage your child to play and move often to optimize his development.


If you find that your baby's growth and development is not up to standard, you can immediately go to a pediatrician for further evaluation and treatment.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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