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.

Smile!
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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Tummy Time

8/31/2015

My baby girl loves tummy time! At almost two months old she can lift her head and hold it up for almost two minutes! She won't sleep any way except for on her belly so I guess it's helped alot

Tummy Time

shorttie 8/31/2015

I started my little girl on tummy time around 6 weeks. She loves to be on her tummy and has had a very strong neck since birth!

very helpful

8/30/2015

Im trying to do tummy time with my 2 month old boy but its hard cuz i work and my mom has him at nite

Tummy love

8/29/2015

My baby seems to like it but she enjoys it being propped on a pillow. sometimes she will just lay there.

boppy

Mom 8/28/2015

our little one loves tummy time much more when she is propped up on a boppy pillow!

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