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Developmental milestones record - 2 months

Alternative names

Normal childhood growth milestones - 2 months; Childhood growth milestones - 2 months; Growth milestones for children - 2 months


The developmental milestones record - 2 months refers to the skills and physiologic growth markers regarded as having particular relevance for 2 month-old infants.


Physical and motor:

  • Closure of posterior fontanelle (soft spot at the back of the head)
  • Doll's eye reflex, dance reflex, grasp reflex, and crawling reflex disappearing
  • Hands are frequently open
  • Less head lag
  • When on stomach, able to lift head almost 45 degrees
  • Decreased flexion of extremities while on stomach

Sensory and cognitive:

  • Searches to locate sounds
  • Head turns from side to side with auditory stimulation at the level of the ear
  • Beginning to visually fix on close objects
  • Crying becomes differentiated
  • Coos
  • Vocal response to familiar voices
  • Smiles in response to stimuli


  • Toys and objects should be bright colors
  • The room should be bright with pictures and mirrors
  • Expose the baby to auditory stimuli outside those of the home
  • Take the baby for rides in the car

Update Date: 5/9/2002

Elizabeth Hait, M.D., Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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