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On entering the second month, you will probably notice the difference in your baby as compared to the first month. She now spends less time sleeping and shows increasing interest in her surroundings. She will listen to sounds and people talking. When you play with her, she will look at you and return your smile. Her movement will become smooth, more purposeful and coordinated.1

Your baby will be able to:1

  • Move with smoother and more controlled body motions
  • Straighten out legs and kick with greater force
  • Lift head and chest when lying on his tummy and support his body with both forearms
  • Keep head up fairly steadily when held in sitting position
  • Keep hands open most of the time
  • Use social smile as means of communication, especially with familiar persons
  • Turn his head to the direction of sound, such as mother's voice

Your baby’s third vaccination is scheduled at two months of age. This time your baby will receive two injections for prevention against 5 infectious diseases. These vaccinations are given to trigger the immune system to produce its own antibodies against diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, poliomyelitis and pneumococcal infection. These vaccinations should be recorded in your baby’s Personal Immunization Record.2



  1. Department of Health. Family Health Service. Child Development 3 – One to Three Months. [ONLINE] Accessed on 16 Apr 2021. 
  2. Prevent Communicable Diseases - Get Your Child Vaccinated (Content revised 12/2019). Family Health Service. Department of Health. [ONLINE] Accessed on 16 Apr 2021.