Your Baby at 2 Months

Emotional Development

  • Responsive smile in reaction to parent smiling at her. Smiles for pleasure and delight.
  • Turns away from eye-to-eye contact when tired of interacting.
  • Begins sucking, wrinkles up face, stares vacantly, yawns, begins to squirm or cry when tired of playing.
  • Expresses the emotions of delight, excitement, distress and protest with total body movements.
  • For colicky baby, crying may peak at 6 weeks and continue to 10 weeks; gradually fades by 12 to 16 weeks.
  • Demonstrates individuality in temperament and personality.
  • Settles into feeding and sleep pattern with more alert responsive time in the day. May sleep five to seven hours at night.

To learn more about your baby's growth and development, read the following:

- Your Baby at 1 Month
- Your Baby at 3 Months
- Games Babies and Parents Play (Birth to Four Months)

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