Two-Month Checkup


  • Your baby needs only breast milk and/or formula at this age.
  • When using formula, it is important to use a formula with iron.
  • Do not use a low-iron formula.
  • Your baby does not need any water or juice at this age.
  • Your baby is too young to start on baby foods or cereal.   Your baby does not need these foods until he or she is 4 to 6 months old.
  • Breastfed babies should take a vitamin supplement, either Tri-Vi-Sol with iron or Poly-Vi-Sol with iron, 1 ml (one dropper) daily.

Sleep Position:

  • Your baby should sleep on the back only, not on the side or tummy.
  • Tummy time: Let your baby spend time on his or her tummy during every awake period.
  • REMEMBER: “Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play”

Car Seat:

  • Your baby should always ride in a car seat facing backwards in the back seat of the car.
  • Your baby should never ride in the front passenger even with an airbag.


  • Normal development for babies between 2 and 4 months of age:
  • Smiling, cooing, and following your with his or her eyes
  • Lifts head more and controls head better
  • Pushes up with arms
  • Puts hands in mouth
  • Reaches for objects and puts everything in mouth

Next Checkup:     In 2 months when your child is 4 months old

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