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2 month old baby development

By your baby's second month, there will no doubt have been plenty of changes, here's what you should expect.

You won't only see changes in her progress as she goes from an unresponsive newborn to an increasingly alert and active tiny person, but in your competency as a parent as you become more confident with recognising your baby's needs.

By two months of age your baby will be wanting more stimulation than the simple contrast of black and white objects so look out for more detailed and complicated designs and let her reach out and touch them.

If you are lucky, your baby could be sleeping through the night but don't worry if she isn't.

Most babies will still need at least one feed during the night to keep them satisfied. You should notice she is going for longer stretches when she does sleep and is staying awake for longer in between.

This month might also bring a particularly special reward for all your hard work – your baby’s first smile.

Your baby at two months

She should be able to:

  • Respond to a bell in some way
  • Hold her head up for short periods
  • Follow objects
  • Vocalise in ways other than crying, for example, cooing, gurgling or humming

She will probably be able to:

  • Smile in response to your smile (and this time it won't be wind)
  • Hold her head at a 45 degree angle when on her stomach
  • Keep her movements smoother and slightly more controlled. Your baby should be able to grab objects voluntarily now rather than in the early days when it was mostly involuntary and instinctive

She may possibly be able to:

  • Smile spontaneously
  • Laugh out loud or squeal in delight
  • Bring both hands together
  • Lift her head 90 degrees when on her stomach
  • Bear her weight on her legs when supported

What to expect from your baby at month 3

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