What most babies do by this age: Social: Begins to smile at people Is soothed by familiar sounds Tries to look at parent Problem Solving: Pays attention to faces Watch people and objects as they move around Turns their head from side to side to hear sounds Language/Communication: Coos, makes gurgling sounds Turns head toward sounds Movement: Can hold head up and begins to push up when lying on tummy Grasp objects and bring to their mouth Hold and shake a rattle WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO Be nurturing and affectionate to your baby by holding, hugging, rocking, and singing. Spend time looking at each other smiling and responding to their sounds. Help your baby feel safe and secure by responding to their cries by picking them up and vocally reassuring them of your presence. Talk to your baby while feeding, dressing and bathing. Begin to establish a routine, such as sleeping at night more than during the day. Hold a toy or rattle for your baby to try to grab. Play with a baby-safe mirror. On your lap, place your baby on his/her tummy for very short periods of time when awake.