How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age. What can we do during this incredibly important period to ensure that children have a strong foundation for future development?
What’s unique to your two month old? What is typical of a three month old?
Social and Emotional Milestones
- Begins to smile at people
- Can briefly calm herself (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand)
- Tries to look at parent
- Coos, makes gurgling sounds video icon
- Turns head toward sounds
Gross motor/Fine motor
- Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy
- Makes smoother movements with arms and legs
Learning, thinking, problem-solving
- Pays attention to faces
- Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance
- Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if activity doesn’t change
Questions about these milestones and your child’s development? Refer to our developmental screening & early supports page.
American Academy of Pediatrics, www.healthychildren.org
Center for Disease Control, www.CDC.gov/Milestones