2-Month-Old Baby

What happened to that sleepy baby? At two months old, baby's probably realizing the joys of interaction and started to cut back a little on snoozing so much during the day, staying up to "socialize." So now you're probably trying to figure out how to keep him entertained -- and get stuff done around the house at the same time. This probably also means you're getting a little extra sleep at night. (Isn't sleep amazing?!) Not there yet? Don't worry. You will sleep again -- likely soon!

your baby is 2 months old!
  • He sleeps less during the day and more at night (yay!).
  • He still eats every two to three hours.
  • He's probably gained 1.5 to 2 pounds and grown about 1 to 1.5 inches. His head could be half an inch bigger, too.
  • He can track a moving object, following it with his gaze a full 180 degrees.
  • He may have started soothing himself by fist-sucking.
  • He's gradually becoming a social butterfly, responding to you with gurgles, coos, and ahhhs and ohhhs.
  • Give him plenty of time on his tummy, so he can practice lifting his head, which will strengthen his neck muscles!

  • Medical information was reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD, pediatrician at Pediatrics of New York, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Medical Director of Programming at HealthiNation.com.

    Reminder: Medical info on The Bump is FYI only and doesn't replace a visit to a medical professional.