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My 2-month-old baby already acts bored and gets fussy if things around her don't change, is that normal this early?
Yes, this is normal. As your baby's brain and thinking skills develop, you will notice that your baby might act bored (cries, fussy) if activity around her does not change.
This actually is normal. As your baby's brain and thinking skills develop, you will notice that your baby might act bored (cries, fussy) if activity around her does not change.
Milestones for your 2-month-old baby
Babies develop in their own way, so it’s impossible to know when your baby will achieve each milestone, but it’s a good idea to know what milestones to look for. The developmental milestones listed here give you an idea of what you might expect for a 2-month-old baby. Check the milestones your child has achieved by the end of 2 months. Talk with your child’s health care provider at every well–child visit about the milestones your child can do and what to expect next.
What most babies do at 2 months old
Playing with others:
- Begins to smile at people.
- Can briefly calm themself (may bring hands to mouth and suck on hand).
- Tries to look at parents.
Talking and language:
- Coos, makes gurgling sounds.
- Turns head toward sounds.
Learning and thinking:
- Pays attention to faces.
- Begins to follow things with eyes and recognize people at a distance.
- Begins to act bored (cries, fussy) if the activity doesn’t change.
Baby’s moving body:
- Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy.
- Makes smoother (less jerky) movements with arms and legs.