Here's what you might see your baby doing
between the ages of 2 weeks and 2 months.
- Movements gradually become smoother
and more controlled.
- Lifts chin for a few seconds when
lying on tummy.
- Cannot support head without
- Grasps whatever is placed in hand.
Vision and Hearing
- May follow some moving objects with
- Explores surroundings with eyes.
- Turns in direction of some sounds.
- Gives more precise meaning to crying
(hunger, discomfort, and excitement).
- Cries when left alone; usually stops
when picked up.
- Makes variety of gurgling and cooing
sounds when happy and content.
- Makes eye contact.
- May quiet down in response to human
- Responds positively to being held and
- May smile socially at familiar faces
and voices, especially mother's voice.
Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe
exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's
development. While certain behaviors and physical milestones
tend to occur at certain ages, a wide spectrum of growth and
behavior for each age is normal. These guidelines are
offered as a way of showing a general progression through
the developmental stages rather than as fixed requirements
for normal development at specific ages. It is perfectly
natural for a child to attain some milestones earlier and
other milestones later than the general trend.
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health