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Your Baby at 2 Months


How your baby plays, speaks, learns, and acts is important! Paying attention to these things helps us get a better understanding of his or her development. Although unmet milestones does not always mean trouble, understanding these typical developmental milestones will help you determine the need to speak with a pediatrician.


So, what can your baby do by 2 months old?

Social/Emotional

  • Smiles at people

  • Can briefly calm himself

  • Tries to look at parent

Language/Communication

  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds

  • Turns head toward sounds

Cognitive

  • Pays attention to faces

  • Begins to follow things with eyes

  • Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change

Physical

  • Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy

  • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs

How can I help develop my 2 month old?

  • Help your baby get into a routine of daily activities

  • Act excited and smile when your baby makes sounds

  • Talk to your baby during feeding, dressing, and bathing

  • Read and sing to your baby

  • Play peek-a-boo

  • Place a baby-safe mirror in baby’s crib so he can look at himself

  • Tummy time

  • Hold a toy above baby and encourage to reach for it

  • Hold baby upright and let his feet touch the floor

If you are concerned about any of these things, ask your pediatrician for guidance. Check out our other article about milestones and parenting.

As always- like, comment, and share!

Jeri Ford, RN, BSN, CPN

Thanks to our lovely source:

www.cdc.gov/ActEarly

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