2-Month-Old Baby (8 Weeks)
At 2 months old, your baby may have reached certain developmental milestones. Some of these milestones include holding their head steady when being held upright, smiling on their own in response to you, tracking a moving object, and making sounds other than crying. This is also a good time to make sure your car seat is installed properly and that it fits your baby's height and weight.
Two months -- can you believe how time flies? At this point, you may have noticed how much more engaged your baby has become. Her surroundings have somehow become much more intriguing to her budding curiosity!
Even you, the center of her universe, have become even more captivating than before. Isn't it amazing how many facial expressions your baby has already? While most of them are the result of your baby imitating you, remember that imitation is the highest form of flattery!
Your baby's weight at this point is well above her initial birth weight. A 2-month-old baby boy, on average, will weigh just over 11 pounds, and the average baby girl will weigh about 10 1/2 pounds. There are the little bruisers that hit that mark early and, of course, there are the peanuts that take a little while longer. As long as they are happy and healthy, a number is still just a number.
Boys in the 50th percentile for height will top the charts at 23 inches "tall." The 2-month-old baby girls will measure up to 22 ½ inches.
While every child is different and will progress at their own pace, it is always interesting to see what the average child has achieved at this point in their development. Some of the characteristics of development of an infant at 2 months are:
- The ability to hold their head steady when being held upright
- Smile on their own and in response to you or someone or something else they genuinely enjoy
- Can consistently focus both eyes and track a moving object
- Will actively seek out the source of new sounds
- Will make sounds other than crying.
(To learn more about the progress of your infant, click Infant Developmental Milestones -- The First 3 Months.)