I remember when my first baby was born. I felt so lost. What am I supposed to do with her all day? The teacher in me wondered what I should be doing to best support her development. But I found it really hard to find ideas. Everything was more suited to older babies!

Now that I’m onto my third newborn, I thought it would be a great chance to share some of the baby play ideas we’ve tried with Audrey at 2 months!

Baby play ideas at 2 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 2 months and 3 months baby play!

I want to start by saying that a 2 month old baby doesn’t need much more than you! They love nothing more than listening to you talk. They love watching you as you speak to them and make funny expressions! So please don’t feel like you need to do much more than this.

In fact, one of my favourite things to do with Audrey is sit her on my lap and chat to her! She stares so intently up at my face and often gives me a big smile. There is sooooo much value in talking to your baby! It’s the very best way to grow their vocabulary and their understanding of the world. Even when they can’t talk yet themselves!

2 month old baby play ideas for newborn babies. Sit and talk with Mum or Dad - babies love watching and studying faces! This simple play idea is perfect for new babies.

Time spent on the floor both on their back and their tummy is also very important for their development. This is how they learn to roll and crawl! Most babies aren’t a fan of tummy time so short but frequent bursts are best – just a few minutes at a time.

I try to make tummy time as enjoyable as I can. We have a long, acrylic mirror in our newborn play space and Audrey just loves looking at her reflection! I imagine she will enjoy this even more when she starts to lift her head during tummy time!

Easy baby play ideas for newborn babies! Read about several simple ideas for playing with your 2 month old baby including ideas for tummy time.

This week we’ve also brought the play gym out for Audrey to explore! I found some large jingle bells which I attached to the play gym. They’re hung nice and low so that she can bat them with her hands and legs as she moves them around. It’s fascinating watching her learn about cause and effect!

Read about baby play ideas for 2 month olds! Use a play gym for sensory play with babies and your newborn.

We’ve also tried tying our Sarah’s Silks to the play gym. This was especially exciting under the fan on a warm day! The silks move about in the breeze and Audrey watches them as they move. She also loves it when we slowly brush the silks against her skin. You can grab some play silks from The Creative Toy Shop*!

Use play silks on your baby play gym for simple sensory play! This simple DIY play hack is perfect for your newborn, infants and babies who are 2 months, 3 months and 4 months old!

Finally, Audrey loves looking at books! Her big brother and sister are always close by showing her some of our high contrast board books. I’ll often stand them up beside her during floor time or pop her down on her tummy. She’s still not much of a tummy time fan but we’ll keep persisting!

Easy baby play ideas for newborn babies! Read about several simple ideas for playing with your 2 month old baby including ideas for tummy time and using high contrast books during playtime!

I hope you’ve found these baby play ideas for 2 month old babies useful! I’d love for you to tag me in your images on instagram using the #littlelifelonglearners hashtag! I love seeing the play that is inspired from my blog!

REMEMBER – All baby play should be supervised. Please don’t leave your baby unsupervised with play materials.

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About the author

Casey is a former teacher and now homeschooling mum of three who's all about infusing fun and learning into playtime! Her mission is to help families weave connection, play and education seamlessly into their daily lives. Whether it's through her playful, easy-to-use resources inside her Little Play Club membership or her inspiring daily tips on Instagram, Casey is your go to guide for creating a play-filled home. 

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