Normal childhood growth milestones - 2 months

Alternative names
Developmental milestones record - 2 months; Childhood growth milestones - 2 months; Growth milestones for children - 2 months

Definition
This article describes the skills and growth markers relevant to 2 month-old infants.

Information

Physical and motor-skill markers:

     
  • Closure of posterior fontanelle (soft spot at the back of the head)  
  • Doll’s eye reflex, dance reflex, grasp reflex, and crawling reflex disappearing  
  • Less head lag  
  • When on stomach, able to lift head almost 45 degrees  
  • Decreased flexion of extremities while on stomach

Sensory and cognitive markers:

     
  • Head turns from side to side with sound stimulation at the level of the ear  
  • Beginning to visually fix on close objects  
  • Crying becomes differentiated  
  • Coos  
  • Vocal response to familiar voices  
  • Smiles

Play recommendations:

     
  • Toys and objects should be bright colors  
  • The room should be bright with pictures and mirrors  
  • Expose the baby to auditory stimuli outside those of the home  
  • Take the baby for rides in the car

 

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Dave R. Roger, M.D.

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