2 Months

Tips, Tricks & Resources

What to Expect

Your baby is already learning and growing! Expect your child to begin smiling at people, notice sounds, pay attention to faces, and sleep a lot – up to 18 hours per day! Should you need additional support, the City’s Newborn Home Visiting Program is available to help with the adjustment to parenthood. Scroll down to find out more!

Events

Storytime with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Children hear stories, play and make friends, for children with and without disabilities.

Storytime with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Children hear stories, play and make friends, for children with and without disabilities.

Storytime with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Children hear stories, play and make friends, for children with and without disabilities.

Programs

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

Women who have had babies for the first time can get breastfeeding help where they live.

Child care for babies & toddlers

EarlyLearn NYC Child Care

NYC Administration for Children's Services

Free or low-cost child care for children.

Milestones

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development.

What most 2 month olds do at this age:

  • Social

    • Begin to smile at people
    • Can briefly calm themselves
    • Try to look at parent
  • Communication

    • Notice sounds
    • Coo, make gurgling sounds
  • Learning

    • Pay attention to faces
    • Begin to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance
    • Begin to act bored if activity does not change
  • Physical Development

    • Can hold head up and begin to push up when lying on stomach
    • Make smoother movements with arms and legs
  • Health

    • Receive needed nutrition from breast milk or formula
    • Feed eight to 12 times per day
    • Steadily gain weight
    • Sleep up to 18 hours per day
    • Are on schedule with immunizations

Act early by talking to your child’s doctor 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
    • Can’t hold head up when pushing up when on tummy