Your baby is two-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your two-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your two-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your baby's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Motor or physical development - Means how young children move their bodies and hands.
Your baby moves his body in one or more of these ways:
Lifts his head slightly.
Turns his head from side to side.
Brings his hands to mouth.
Holds on to your fingers but cannot let go.
Your child’s health and safety.
It is recommended that you should breast-feed or bottle-feed your baby on demand.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends placing babies to sleep on their backs during naps and at nighttime. Because babies sleeping on their sides are more likely to accidentally roll onto their stomach, the side position is not as safe as the back and is not recommended.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.