Important Milestones at Two Months

How well do you know your child? Knowing how your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development.

As your child grows, it’s important to keep track of their developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are things most children–75% or more–can do by a certain age. Opening their hands, smiling at you, and other actions are important milestones for you to keep track of. In today’s blog, we’re talking about milestones for your baby by two months.

Remember, you know your child best. If you’re concerned about their developmental progress, isn’t meeting one or more milestones, or has lost skills they had before, don’t wait. Talk with your child’s doctor about your concerns and ask about developmental screening.

At two months, most babies are hitting these milestones:


  • Calms down when spoken to or picked up

  • Looks at your face

  • Seems happy to see you when you walk up to her

  • Smiles when you talk to or smile at her


  • Makes sounds other than crying

  • Reacts to loud sounds


  • Watches you as you move

  • Looks at a toy for several seconds


  • Holds head up when on tummy

  • Moves both arms and both legs

  • Opens hands briefly


Looking for tips and activities to do with your child to assist in their learning and development? Visit the CDC’s milestones pages here

Ethan GormleyNewborns, Babies