Monday, October 7, 2013

What to Expect...Month 2

Continuing with some milestones that are related to talking and signing....these are just a few of the highlights - there are lots of things going on in that little body right now. Little ones will develop at different rates.  If I mention he is "supposed" to be vocalizing pleasure and displeasure by 5 months and your little one isn't quite there yet, please don't panic.  If you're greatly concerned that your child is behind, please speak with your child's healthcare provider.

 Also, keep in mind that, regardless when it happens, milestones will be reached in order.  Your baby won't start speaking in full sentences before she says single words.

Ok - here we go!

For babies around two months old, here is some of what you can expect:


  • Beginning to look at close objects
  • Pays attention to faces
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance


  • Head turns from side to side with sound at the level of the ear
  • Responds to familiar voices


  • May bat at a colorful object hanging in front of her
  • May briefly hold a toy that you place in one of her hands
  • When on stomach, able to lift head almost 45 degrees
  • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs

Language and Communication

  • Coos
  • Cries mean different things

Social Development

  • Smiles
  • Responds to familiar voices
  • Can briefly calm himself (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand)

Some activities you can do now:

  • Expose your baby to sounds outside those of the home
  • Take your baby for rides in the car or walks in the neighborhood
  • The room should be bright with pictures and mirrors
  • Toys and objects should be bright colors
  • Read to your baby
  • Talk to your baby about objects and people in his or her environment

What new activities have you found this month?

Here are the websties that helped me compile this information.  Check them out to find even more details about what to expect during the first month of your baby's life:

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