9 Awesome Activities For 2 Month Old Babies (Play, Learn & Grow)

Do you have a newborn or small baby at home?

Are you looking for some interesting activities you can do with a baby who is about 2 months old?

Do you want to start the fun learning process early with your young one?

If you want to spend some really good bonding time with your 2 month old, you can actually start off right from a very early age. We will share why it is important to do these activities with your baby and how it can help and also talk about 9 amazing activities that you can do together, and have loads of fun too!

Why is it important for small babies to be exposed to activities?

Around the time your little baby is about 2 months old, you can start exposing the little one to various activities that can help to boost their overall growth and development. This is the time when your young one will start showing a unique personality and their likes and dislikes will be more prominent.

Here are some of the most prominent benefits of spending some quality activity time with your small baby.

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  • Engaging with your small baby in daily activities is a great way to boost their growth and help them achieve their growth and developmental milestones in time.
  • Activities can help them use their muscles and also gives them a chance to boost their gross as well as fine motor skills.
  • This is also a good way to guide them towards the time when they can start to roll on their sides on their own, try to sit up, crawl, stand up and eventually walk.
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    Touch therapy is also a great thing to do with your little one, as this can improve the bond you share and also help to make your baby feel secure and calm.

9 awesome activities that you can do with your 2 month old babies to help boost their growth and development

Around the age of 2 months, your little one will spend about 13 to 14 hours a day sleeping in different breaks, and the rest being awake and learning. Try out these activities with your little one to boost their emotional, intellectual, physical and gross skills. 

1. Reading stories

  • One of the easiest activities you can try with your 2 month old is to read out stories. If you don’t have any story books that you think are for 2 month olds, you can start off by simply reading your books, magazines or newspaper aloud.
  • The sound of your voice, the way you pronounce the words and the words itself will form the first base for learning words, language and pronunciation for your young one.
  • You can also buy specific story books that are meant for babies who are around 2 months old. These will have bright colours and big images that can help babies develop their visual skills and also help them learn new things such as colours, shapes, animals, birds, alphabets and more.
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2. Singing to your baby or listening to music

  • This is a great way to start off your baby on auditory skills and let them develop a sense of rhythm.
  • Some babies enjoy music so much that they start moving to the beats and this also helps them to express themselves through dancing and so on.
  • You can also make them listen to music through musical toys that have different sounds, voices and songs, poems or beats built in them, which can help to develop their curiosity as well.

3. Dancing

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  • You can pick up your little one in your arms and slowly do a dance around the room.
  • Put on some music or even rhymes that your baby can start identifying and learning.
  • While doing so, sing along, hold baby’s hands and move them to the beat.
  • If your baby is lying down, you can dance next to baby and encourage them to imitate your moves.

4. Baby massage

  • This is a great way to bond with your baby using the skin to skin touch technique.
  • You can take any natural oil such as olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, walnut oil or any other natural oil, or a soothing moisturizing cream.
  • Massage your baby gently and use this time to work on the leg and hand muscles, as well as the areas around the neck, shoulder, back and hips.
  • This will help to relax your baby, improve strength in these specific areas and also get them ready to work harder and try and make use of these muscles for other activities such as rolling over, sitting, crawling and so on.

5. Tummy time

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  • Tummy time is not just an activity for your little one where you can encourage them to work those muscles that help in other physical activities such as rolling over, sitting, standing and so on.
  • You can also use this time to teach your baby by using various brightly coloured toys and objects that make sound.
  • Place some big bright object just at arm’s length from your 2 month old and place baby on tummy. Encourage your baby to try and reach out to it. This can help develop their gross motor skills as well as fine motor skills such as focusing on an object, trying to grasp and so on.
  • This will help to relax your baby, improve strength in these specific areas and also get them ready to work harder and try and make use of these muscles for other activities such as rolling over, sitting, crawling and so on.

6. Walking outdoors

  • This is another great activity where you can teach your baby about various things such as birds, animals, flowers, trees, people and more.
  • It will also help them to socialize and be friendly with faces they might meet on their walks each day.
  • Take baby out in a stroller and also try to pick them up in your arms for some time, for a skin to skin bonding time.

7. Holding hands and fingers

  • This is such a fun way to interact with your little one.
  • Hold those tiny fingers and move them to your song or music playing around.
  • Massage them, touch them to your face and gobble them up.
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8. Talking to your baby

  • Talk to your baby about anything – about your day, about the meaning or relevance of your baby’s name, about the weather outside, about what you ate for breakfast – just about anything.
  • This is a great way for you to connect and encourage your baby’s curiosity levels.
  • You can also say the names of things around and point them out to your baby, which will help them identify their surroundings and objects around them better.

9. Smile at your baby

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  • This is one of the easiest and happiest ways to engage with your little one and connect.
  • Lie down or sit down next to your baby or pick up your baby in your arms.
  • Now simply look at your baby and smile. You can call out their name softly and smile, or just smile and laugh and tickle them. Your baby will soon start responding!

Are there activities that you should avoid doing with a baby who is this little?

While parents often feel giving poems, stories or other screen activities is good and educative, it’s better to instead do activities where you both are involved and which will not put any strain on their eyes. 

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