Milestones at 2 Months

Your baby is getting much stronger and is developing vital communication skills that are helping you both bond!

It’s typical for 2-month-old babies to:

  • Have different cries for different needs, such as fatigue and hunger
  • Add more sounds to communication
  • Respond to talking and smiling; turn to you when you speak
  • Have better head control and, during tummy time, to hold the head up longer and maybe even push up on the arms
  • Focus on more objects and faces, maybe even tracking movements from side to side, as vision gradually improves
  • Start to explore hands and put fist in mouth for comfort

Just remember:  All babies are different and develop at their own pace. Developmental milestones occur over a range of time because of this.

If your infant hasn’t yet reached some of these milestones, it doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong.

Talk with your baby’s healthcare provider about any developmental concerns, including if your baby ...

  • Does not notice or play with her hands.
  • Does not begin to follow movements.
  • Does not respond when spoken to, and does not coo or gurgle.
See also ... 

•  What your 2-month-old is learning and experiencing 

•  Looking ahead: Development at 3 months

This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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