Caring for Baby

Interacting With You

Interacting With You

At 2 months old, baby is focused on eating, sleeping and interacting with you. Baby is listening to your voice and the sounds you make. She is watching your face, and maybe even smiling back at you.

Keep in mind that babies grow and develop at their own pace, and you should ask your child’s doctor if you have questions or concerns.

2 Month Milestones

Look what I can do ...

  • Smile in response to you
  • Coo and gurgle when you talk to me
  • Try to look at you when I hear your voice
  • Reach for you when I need comfort or security
  • See bright, bold colors and notice how they are different

How You Can Help

  1. Talk to baby. Describe the things you see and do together. Ask her questions. When baby squeals, coos or babbles, acknowledge her efforts to communicate with you. Carry on the conversation. “Oh, did you say you want to dance? Let’s play some music.” Doing so helps your baby learn the building blocks of communication long before she can use words.
  2. Read to baby. Keep favorite books on hand so you can easily read them to baby. Choose books with bright, bold colors for baby to look at and touch. Also try adding movement to book time. Lay baby down on the floor while you read a story. That way, baby can wiggle and kick during story time (and you can too)!
  3. Make silly sounds and funny faces. Your baby is watching how we use our faces to make all kinds of expressions. Surprise him with unexpected sounds and silly faces. You’ll have fun together and set the stage for more silliness in the future.
  4. Show her soft and safe toys. Move toys in front of her, hide them behind you and bring them back again. Always choose toys that are safe and recommended for your baby’s age (no small parts or choking hazards).
  5. Respond quickly to baby’s needs. Whether baby needs a diaper change, feeding or warm contact, your quick response helps build your baby’s confidence and strengthens the bond with those who care for him.

Make a list of Baby’s Milestones

It’s fun to have a list of “firsts” to keep in your child’s baby book. Keeping track of what baby can do may also be helpful when it’s time for your baby’s well visits. Your child’s doctor may ask you about milestones related to physical, social and cognitive development.