BABY AND TODDLER - 2 MONTHS

Social/Emotional

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

Language/Communication

  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds
  • Turns head toward sounds
     

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving)

  • Pays attention to faces
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance
  • Begins to fuss and cry if activity doesn’t change
     

Movement/Physical Development

  • Fine motor
    • Pulls at clothes
  • Gross motor
    • Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy
    • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs
       

Ask for help if your child:

  • 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 head up during tummy time

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