Congratulations! Your baby is now two months old! 

In about two weeks, you should be going in for your 6- week immunization. Read more on immunization here

The first two months of your baby’s life will signify rapid growth. During month two your baby will experience a growth spurt. This is a period of fast growth. He will also reveal new exciting motor skills such as flexing his legs and arms.

Baby’s Development

Your baby will start having a more visible personality and as you spending time with him, you will notice his likes, dislikes, and triggers. You can also expect that there will be increased fussiness and hunger. It may reach a point when he will need to feed almost every hour during certain times. This is known as cluster feeding. 

Milestones you should expect during the second month

  • Reflexes such as sucking will become stronger just as he will increase his motor skills
  • Your baby will start flexing and spreading out his arms, legs and hands. 
  • He’ll actively kick his legs. 
  • When lying on his tummy, he will be able to lift his head – encouraging tummy time will help increase the strength of his head, neck and upper body. 
  • He should now also watch and follow faces keenly. 

How to help your baby grow

Smile at your baby. When he/she sees you smile, it releases natural chemicals that make them feel good, safe and secure. You also need to share some playtime together. He may not be able to play himself but he is learning. The uniqueness in shape and colour of toys will grab his attention as his eyes will follow their movements. 

Growth Chart

Your baby will maintain the same growth rate, gaining about 1 to 1½ inches (2.5 to 3.8 centimeters) in length and 907 grams in weight. He might be large, medium-sized or small. What matters is that his growth remains consistent. 

  • Average weight gain – 180 grams per week from birth to 3 months
  • Average height – 22.5 inches for girls and 23 inches for boys
  • Average head circumference – 40.65233cm

Signs of Developmental Delays

Please know that every child develops at a different pace. However, there are red flags for possible developmental delays in mental, emotional and physical growth. It is advisable that you seek professional help if your baby displays any of these.

Some flagged delays at two months are:-

  • Does not follow moving objects with his eyes
  • Fails to notice hands
  • Is unable to move both or one eye in all directions
  • Cannot hold his head up
  • Does not bring his hands to his mouth 
  • Doesn’t smile at people
  • Doesn’t respond to loud noises

Please ensure that you ask as many questions as you need. When it comes to the health of your baby you can never be too informed. Please also note that every baby develops at a different pace. 


#Please note that development differs from one child to another

# Content intended for educational purposes only, and should not be substituted for medical advice from your doctor.

Last reviewed January 2019

Sources: huggies, thebump, cdc, webmd, raisingchildren

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