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Your Baby at 2 Months:

What Most Babies Do at This Age:

Social / Emotional

•Begins to smile at people

•Can briefly calm himself (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

"The beginning of something is always important, especially when it is young and needs time to grow." ~Plato

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