Play together to encourage communication and add fun to playtime. If your 2-month-old is sleeping all day, she could have her days and nights confused.
Your baby at two months old
Around now you should be getting your first lopsided smile — not wind, but a perfect little smile. Hopefully it will make all those sleepless nights worthwhile, or at least bearable for a bit longer. Read on below to find out more about the developments you might expect to see from your 2 month old baby. Your baby will still prefer bright primary colours and clear, bold designs and shapes but they can now see around 60cm from their face.
Encourage your baby by showing them bright pictures. Regularly talking or singing to your baby is a great way to get them used to your voice and also a way to sooth and calm them as they become more familiar. They start to love kicking out when lying down, which is great exercise and helps strengthen their legs.
They may also wave their little fists in excitement. You might find your baby is now rolling around more. Around now you may notice them unclasping their fists and trying to wave them. They might not be able to follow along just yet, but reading to your baby can help to sooth them, whilst also helping them to become more familiar with your voice. Try varying the tone and intonation of your voice to keep them interested and build a better connection.
What do you see? This will help you know where to position her for the best vantage point. Change your baby's position every once in a while to freshen the view. Play together to encourage communication and add fun to playtime. Pick a time when baby is in an active play mode, not sleepy or hungry or overly stimulated.
You'll be able to tell; if the toy looks too busy for him at the moment, he'll close his eyes. To help your baby learn there's a connection between words and actions, move the parts and talk about them as you go: See the silly little face smiling at you?
Hum or sing along to the music on the gym and point out light-up features. The more you talk to your baby and directly engage him, the more you're benefiting his development. Help your baby learn to self-regulate—to stop crying and calm down. A soother with gentle sounds, music and sights helps baby understand when it's time to wind down and go to sleep. Point out the motion and lights to help baby focus on them. Switch through the sound settings until you find one that's especially soothing to you and baby, then take a few minutes for yourself: Colors and high-contrast patterns are a great way to stimulate your baby's visual sense.
Did you hear that? If a toy plays sounds, take advantage of this opportunity to stimulate your baby's sense of hearing. Take baby's hands in yours and gently clap them together to the music.
At 2 months, your baby doesn’t yet have the coordination to play with toys. But she may bat at a colorful object hanging in front of her. Your baby may even briefly hold a toy that you place in. Your 2 month old is becoming more alert, which means baby development toys are more important. Explore the playtime guide for parenting advice about what activities to focus on this month. The normal weight for a 3-month-old baby girl is between pounds, while the normal weight for a 3-month-old baby boy is between pounds. For girls, the 50th percentile—right in the middle of the pack—would be about pounds; for boys, the 50th percentile would be about pounds.