Learn if your 2 month old is normal, by Henry Joseph Hasson, MD Pediatric Neurologist Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
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Host: A two month old, what would you look at the kid, you say, oh, that probably is a two month old. What will be the things you would be looking for? Henry Joseph Hasson: So the first is they really start getting a little bit more control over their body. They can hold their head a little bit better than they were able to. Host: So a little bit of head lift. Henry Joseph Hasson: Sure. They are going to be, not be able to hold up completely, but when you pick them up by their hands and you pick up they should be able to not just have their head completely flop, they should be able to start controlling it, moving it, turning their heads to sounds, turning their head to the things that are interesting to them, and they should start being able to focus better on faces, on other objects and trying to follow it better too. Host: Now we know that we get a newborn screening for hearing. It's not absolute. So we always listen if a mother says that the kid is not turning to sound, sometimes, you have to check that again. What else would you find, is there anything else you would find in a new two months old? Henry Joseph Hasson: Well, they actually start making some sounds on their own. Babies repeat what they hear and they try to articulate the same sounds that the mother makes, but they can start cuing, making some vowel sounds. Ah, uh, you don't need to be worried of the child not doing right away. But they should start developing this in this period.
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