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! If you need more support, the City’s Newborn Home Visiting Program is available to help with the adjustment to parenthood. Scroll down to find out more!

Events

Parents Connect NYC in Brownsville

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register for a Parents Connect NYC session and connect with other parents of the littlest New Yorkers in your area!

Music and Movement for Infants and Toddlers

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Infants, toddlers, and caregivers enjoy songs, movement, finger plays, puppets, and other activities.

Summer Reading: Music and Play Hour

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children ages 0 - 5 and their caregivers can enjoy songs, making music with baby instruments, and free play afterwards.

Programs

Home visits for new moms

Newborn Home Visiting Program (NHVP)

NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene

New moms can get home visits from health professionals to help with breastfeeding, health and safety tips, and connections to community resources.

Healthy food for families

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

NYS Department of Health

Free healthy food, counseling about healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women, infants, and children under five.

Milestones

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about their 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 shots

Act early by talking to a doctor, teacher, or social worker 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