These are vaccines given by mouth or as a shot which will protect your baby from several serious diseases which are not otherwise easily treated. These may be administered at our beginning at two months of age. Making sure that your baby receives all the necessary immunizations is one of the most important things you can do for you baby. We would like to examine your baby at the following ages:


  • Responds to sound by startling, blinking, crying, quieting, changes in breathing
  • Looks at faces and briefly follows with eyes
  • Responds to parents face and voice
  • Flexed posture (ex: hands in fists)
  • Cries when uncomfortable



  • Babbles, coos
  • Smiles, laughs, squeals
  • On stomach, holds head up 90° raises chest off bed {see note*}
  • Controls head well, almost no head lag
  • Rolls over, or to side
  • Holds own hands
  • Grasps rattle
  • Reaches for objects out of reach/overshoots
  • Recognizes parent's voice and touch
  • Locates sound source left or right
  • Sociable
  • Fusses for attention
  • Bears weight on legs when held in standing position
  • Chewing motions begin

Note: Encourage a certain amount of "tummy time", when baby is awake and observed.



  • Babbles
  • Repetitive syllables (Ma-ma-ma)
  • Responds to own name
  • Understands a few words
  • Pokes with finger
  • Bangs, throws, and drops objects
  • Releases object voluntarily
  • Plays Peek-a-boo or Pat-a-cake
  • Feeds self with fingers
  • May show stranger anxiety
  • Pulls to stand
  • Crawls, perhaps backwards at first
  • Pincer grasp
  • Transfers object hand to hand


  • Coos and vocalizes
  • Crying differentiates
  • Shows pleasure
  • On stomach, lifts head 45°, lifts chest off table
  • Hands open more
  • Recognizes parents
  • Drools



  • Mimics sound
  • Vocalizes to mirror, one syllable sounds (Ma, da, uh)
  • Chews and bites
  • May hold own bottle
  • Lifts chest & abdomen off flat surface, bearing weight on hands
  • Rolls well both ways
  • Sits with support
  • No head lag when pulled to sit
  • Stands when placed
  • Picks up dropped object
  • Arms held out to be picked up
  • Fear of strangers
  • Laughs with simple game (Peek-a-boo)
  • Pulls feet to mouth



  • Says 2-4 Words in addition to Mama/Dada
  • Recognizes objects by name
  • Imitates animal sounds
  • Cruises well
  • Walks with help
  • Sits from standing
  • Drinks from cup
  • Clumsily uses spoon
  • Neat pincer grasp
  • Turns several pages of book at a time
  • Waves bye-bye
  • Looks for object or hidden object
  • Responds to simple commands
  • Explores
  • May have security object
  • Clings to parents in unfamiliar situations
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