2 Months

What Most Babies Do by This Age


  • Begins to smile at people
  • Is soothed by familiar sounds
  • Tries to look at parent

Problem Solving

  • 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.

Developmental Milestones