From Giggles to Grasping: Your Baby's Amazing 2nd Month Journey

From Giggles to Grasping: Your Baby's Amazing 2nd Month Journey


The Benefits of My Early Development

 Gross Motor Skills: I’m strengthening my neck and can lift my head for a few seconds when I’m on my tummy. I apply pressure when my feet are against something firm. I can make a variety of head and neck movements. I attempt to lean on my forearms when lying on my stomach.

Fine Motor Skills: My palmar grasp reflex is starting to disappear, and my hands stay open for longer periods now. I open and close my hands and hit objects hanging near my fingertips. I grab toys firmly when you place them in my hands.

Cognitive Development: I bring my hands to my mouth and start to recognize people who are frequently around. I express interest in or excitement about something, like feeding, through random arm and leg movements.

Speech Development: I react to sounds with a combination of sighs, coos, or gurgles.

Sensory Development: I’ve improved my tracking skills and can follow moving objects first with my eyes, then with my head. I look for the source of a sound by turning my head and neck. I look at people’s faces with increased attention and enjoy listening when someone sings. I pay attention to voices and unfamiliar noises. I can suck my bottle and look at it simultaneously while feeding.

Self-Care: I extend my arms toward the bottle or breast.

Social-Emotional Development: I seek attention when you are nearby, Mumma and Dada. I move my arms and legs enthusiastically and like to be carried and maintained in an upright position. I begin to expect routinely scheduled activities, like feeding. I stop sucking or other activities to listen to new noises. I display a varied range of expressions to show my mood, and my crying frequency starts to decrease.

Types of my developmental milestones

Other Development Highlights: I move my hands and feet up and down, mostly in a random manner. I try to maintain my head upright for a few seconds, but my head control is still weak. I lift my hands and legs and move them randomly. I stare and observe faces close to me with interest. I take my hands to my mouth and touch my facial features with my hands. My hands stay open for longer periods, and my palmar reflex has started to reduce by the end of this month. I start to develop eye control by tracking the horizontal movement of a toy in front of me.

Physical Development: I respond to the sensation of air on my body parts. I demonstrate the plantar reflex by extending my toe when you slide a finger down my foot from the toe to the heel and curling my toes when you slide from heel to toe. I respond to temperature sensations when cool and warm things are felt on my skin, and I cry or move the body part when the temperature is uncomfortable. I prefer black-and-white or high-contrast patterns when they are placed close enough for me to see them. I respond to the sensation of air blowing on my face and other parts. I demonstrate the Moro Reflex by extending my hands and legs when placed from the lap to a soft surface.

How to Support My Development

Communication Development: I can differentiate voice pitch, tone, and rhythm and show excitement by moving my hands and legs. I follow the sound of a sound-making toy by moving my eyes toward it when it is held on the slight left or right side of my face. I stop sucking milk or other activities to listen to new noises or sounds. I make cooing sounds that are similar to vowel sounds. I can slowly move my head to the sides in response to a parent’s voice or interesting sounds. I start to show a preference for particular sounds, rhymes, and songs by showing excitement or calming down to pay attention when they are played.

Social and Emotional Development: I show excitement while touching your face when you take it close to my hands and try to grip it on occasion. I respond positively to soft speech and enjoy physical touch and body movements. I start to recognize you, Mumma and Dada, and other people who are frequently present. I start to show a preference for you, Mumma and Dada, for comfort while crying, especially if you spend more time communicating and engaging with me.


Research shows that these early developmental milestones are crucial for my growth and learning. According to studies in Pediatrics and Infant Behavior & Development, engaging with me through talking, playing, and responding to my needs helps enhance my cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development.

Maa and Daddy, your love and interaction play a significant role in my development. Keep talking, playing, and cuddling with me, and watch how I grow and learn every day!


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