What Most Babies do at 2-Months


  • Begins to smile at people
  • Can briefly calm himself/herself
  • Tries to look at parent


  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds
  • Turns head toward sounds


  • Pays attention to faces
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people
  • Begins to act bored if activity does not change

Movement/Physical Growth

  • Can hold head up and can push up when lying on tummy
  • Arm and leg motions are less jerky

Talk to your child’s doctor if your baby:

  • Does not respond to loud sounds
  • Does not watch things as they move
  • Does not smile at people
  • Does not bring hands to mouth
  • Can’t hold up head when lying on tummy

All children develop at their own pace, so try not to compare your child to others.  If you ever have concerns, make sure to bring them up to your child’s provider.  If your baby was born premature, he/she will be on a different developmental milestone path.  This is a great thing to discuss with baby’s provider at the 2-month visit!

Source: cdc.gov