2nd month physical milestones
What skills develop during your baby’s second month?
Again, these are general abilities you should expect to see, the list is not comprehensive
Lifts head almost 45 degrees while laying on stomach
Head bobs forward when held in a sitting position
Grasp reflex starts to diminish
Brings head and mouth to hands to self-calm
Follows dangling objects
Cries distinctively when hungry, tired, or wet, etc
Able to kick legs
Able to lift head and briefly hold it.
How to actively play with your two month old:
Wiggle toys/rattles in front of baby, let baby hold the toy
Show your baby toys with lights
Have them play on a toy mat or look up at mobile
Increase Tummy Time tolerance
Bicycle kicks with legs
Sing and talk to your baby
Read to your baby
If you are concerned about your child’s gross motor development, please call 253.237.3405 for an evaluation.
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