Parenthood is full of firsts. This includes the many things your baby does for the first time, like coo, smile at you, and hold up her own head.

These firsts are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones give you and your pediatrician important information about your child’s growth and learning. 

Look for these milestones* from your two-month old baby

Every child is different, but here are some things most babies do by the end of their second month.

Vecino pediatricians screen for these and other developmental milestones at the two-month Well Child Exam.

Smiles at people

Tries looking at parents and caregivers

Turns head toward sounds

Makes small noises, like coos and gurgles

Watches people’s faces

Follows objects with eyes

Holds head up

Tries pushing up when lying on tummy

*The milestones listed here are just some of the milestones for babies. For a full list of milestones, see the CDC’s Developmental Milestones or talk to your doctor. 

Schedule Well Check Exams for your children at these ages:

  • newborn (before 5 days old)*
  • 2 weeks*
  • 2 months*
  • 4 months*
  • 6 months*
  • 9 months*
  • 12 months*
  • 15 months*
  • 18 months*
  • 2 years (24 months*)
  • 2-1/2 years (30 months)*
  • 3 years*
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • Older children: once a year.