Newborn Play: Activities with a 2-month old

Newborn Play:  Activities with a 2-month old

Convinced your newborn just eats and sleeps her way through the day? As it happens, she enjoys and benefits from stimulation and playtime. Learn more about infant play and development.

After a whirlwind of sleepless nights and round-the-clock feedings, you’re probably getting into a routine with your two-month-old. In these early childhood development stages, she’s ready for more play-time and interaction with you.

Tummy time
Letting your baby spend time on her tummy will help strengthen her back and neck muscles. Place her on her tummy on a blanket on the floor. Prop her on her arms, making sure there are no blankets or toys around her face. Now watch her try to lift her head and move it from side to side. Start with about three to five minutes a few times a day and gradually increase the amount of time for each tummy session.

At around this age, your baby may develop a social smile, which is a huge milestone for all parents. Prop her on your lap, talk to her, and smile at her. She’ll be entertained and engaged simply by the sound of your voice and the look on your face.

Read together
Now is the perfect time to get into the routine of reading a bedtime story. Following a big day packed with fun activities, a bedtime tale should have her dreaming in minutes!

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Bedtime Routine


We like to give our baby a bath every night around the same time to let her relax and know that bedtime is after that. She sleeps great at night!

2 month milestone


Its great to know that my 2 month old has reached these milestones and I will add reading to our list of activities.

7 wks and rolled over


After reading one of the comments here I'm glad I did tummy time with my soon to be 7 week old daughter. She rolled over twice and I thought omg is it too soon, glad, I'm not the only one and she's either advanced or right on point.

Do it

Sam 10/2/2015

I am a new mom and I've given my daughter tummy time since the second week I brought her home. She rolled over onto her back at 7 weeks old. Tummy time is highly important. Thanks for the tips!!!

Thanks for the tips

Amara 10/2/2015

Our third child is now 2 months old - even though we're on #3, it's easy to forget from one child to the next, what activities are best for age ranges. Thanks for the reminders!

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