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

A Community Playdate for NYC babies and toddlers!

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Play together and get simple ideas for activities you can do at home with your children!

Family Storytime: Daddy & Me (and Mommy, too!)

Time: 10:30 AM
Come in and listen to stories, sing songs, and move to bouncy rhymes with your baby or toddler.

Children and Parent Playtime

Time: 11:00 AM
Join us as we explore ways to develop early literacy while also having quality one-on-one time.

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