Developmental Milestones - 2 months

Important Milestones: Your Baby By Two Months
Milestone Checklist
How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of 2 months. Talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next. What most babies do by this age:

Social and Emotional
  • Begins to smile at people 
  • Can briefly calm herself (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand) 
  • Tries to look at parent 
  • Language/Communication
  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds 
  • Turns head toward sounds
Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving)
  • Pays attention to faces 
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance 
  • Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change 
Movement/Physical Development
  • Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy 
  • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs 
Act early by talking to your child’s doctor if your child:
  • Doesn’t respond to loud sounds
  • Doesn’t watch things as they move
  • Doesn’t smile at people
  • Doesn’t bring hands to mouth
  • Can’t hold head up when pushing up when on tummy

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