2 Months

Below is a list of developmental milestones that children typically reach at the end of 2 months of age. Review them with your child’s healthcare professional and talk about what to expect next.


  • Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy
  • Makes smoother movements with arms and legs

Social & Emotional

  • Begins to smile at people
  • Can briefly calm self (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand or fingers
  • Tries to look at parent


  • Pays attention to faces
  • Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance
  • Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn't change


  • Coos, makes gurgling sounds
  • Turns head toward sounds

What You Can Do With Your 2-Month-Old

You can help your child learn and grow. Talk, read, sing, and play together every day. Here are some activities to enjoy with your 2-month-old child today. 


Ask For Help if Your Child...

  • Doesn't respond to loud sounds
  • Doesn't watch things as they move
  • Doesn't smile at people
  • Doesn't bring hands to mouth
  • Cant hold head up when pusing up when on tummy
Tell your healthcare provider if you notice any of these signs of possible developmental delay for this age. You can also talk with someone in your community who is familiar with services for young children in your area. Try the FCWN Navigator by emailing [email protected] or calling 403-995-2706.