What Most Babies Do by This Age
- Begins to smile at people
- Is soothed by familiar sounds
- Tries to look at parent
- Pays attention to faces
- Watch people and objects as they move around
- Turns their head from side to side to hear sounds
Language and Communication
- Coos, makes gurgling sounds
- Turns head toward sounds
- Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy
- Grasp objects and bring to their mouth
- Hold and shake a rattle
What Families Can Do
- Be nurturing and affectionate to your baby by holding, hugging, rocking, and singing. Spend time looking at each other smiling and responding to their sounds.
- Help your baby feel safe and secure by responding to their cries by picking them up and vocally reassuring them of your presence.
- Talk to your baby while feeding, dressing and bathing.
- Begin to establish a routine, such as sleeping at night more than during the day.
- Hold a toy or rattle for your baby to try to grab.
- Play with a baby-safe mirror. On your lap, place your baby on his/her tummy for very short periods of time when awake.