when does a baby smile and laugh

when does a baby smile and laugh?

when does a baby smile and laugh?

Parents who take care of the baby are still very hard, but many parents no matter how hard they are, they will be particularly happy as long as they see the smiling face of the baby. Many parents are more concerned about when the baby will laugh. This laughter generally refers to the baby's conscious smile. So, how many months will the baby laugh?

First of all, a baby’s laughter generally refers to a conscious and meaningful smile made by a baby. This laughter is usually about two months after the baby is born. Of course, different babies will laugh at different times. Some babies start to smile just a few days after they are born. When an adult teases a baby, the baby smiles knowingly.

Secondly, babies who are only a few days old start to smile, which is relatively early. There are also some babies who can laugh at a later time. As long as the babies start to laugh consciously for about two months, this is normal. The development of the baby is allowed to have certain differences, do not compare your own baby with the baby of others.

The importance of laughter

Laughing babies grow up with cheerful personality, optimistic and stable emotions, which is very conducive to their development of interpersonal skills, making them more willing to explore and have a stronger curiosity. This will enable children to learn more knowledge.

It is more conducive to the intellectual development of children. Good mood, good growth hormone secretion, health less sickness, more conducive to physical growth and development, making it healthier. Laughter is not only a ‘golden key’ that opens the door to a baby’s intelligence, it is also an excellent way of physical exercise, which is of great benefit to promoting the balanced development of various systems and organs throughout the body.

Ways to make your baby laugh

1. Pretend to eat their fingers

Most babies will like their parents pretending to bite their fingers, feet and neck gently. This loving nibbling action can effectively promote parent-child relationship. Even a two-year-old child still likes to eat fingers.

2. Naive and exaggerated movements, the more exaggerated the facial expressions, the better

The baby likes other people's attention. If you make a face at him, no matter how stupid it is, he will not resist. This is why many parents have to work hard to learn the skills of making faces after their babies are born. Sometimes even sneezing may make the baby laugh.

3, blowing soap bubbles

Baby are very interested in magical soap bubbles. Many babies will even crawl towards it when they see the bubble and want to catch it. And the parents will not increase the pressure because of blowing soap bubbles, which is both economical and the baby likes it.

4. Peek-a-boo:

Moms and dads can hide their faces with their hands or other things, and then peek-a-boo with their babies.

5. Pat gently:

Pat all parts of the baby's body while chanting some nursery rhymes. The baby likes this kind of touch very much.

6. Funny sounds
Babies may react to gurgling or kissing sounds, squeaking sounds, or blowing your lips together. These auditory cues are usually more interesting than normal sounds.

7. Gentle touch
Scratching or blowing on your baby's skin is an interesting and different feeling for them. Kissing their hands or feet, or blowing on their stomachs may also cause laughter.

8. Noise
Objects in the baby's environment, such as zippers or bells, can be interesting to the baby. You won't know what these are until your baby laughs, but try using different noises and see what makes them laugh.

Dangerous ways to make babies laugh

The baby will laugh. Many parents like to tease the baby. This is actually a more dangerous move that will cause a certain amount of harm to the baby.

Especially when parents tease the baby too hard, or make the baby laugh while the baby is feeding, it will choke the baby. You also need to pay attention to the time to make your baby laugh. If the time is wrong, it will also affect the baby.

High throw

Adult’s favorite action: Hold the baby's body with your hands, throw it up three or four feet high, and catch it with your hands when it falls.

Injury of the baby: The force of the baby falling from the top to the bottom is very powerful, not only may damage the adult, but also the adult’s finger may poke the baby. If it is pricked to the vital part, it will cause internal injury. What's more dangerous is that once you fail to catch the baby accurately, the consequences will be disastrous.

circle around

Adult’s favorite action: Grasp the baby’s neck and ankles with both hands, lift it up, and make a circle at the same time.

Injury of the baby: This amusement method not only has the risk of falling and hurting the baby, but also the risk of causing cerebral palsy. Because of this rapid rotation, the baby’s brain tissue will collide with the skull, damage the cranial nerves, and affect the development of the brain.

The earlier the baby laughs, the smarter it is. Is this true?

Studies have shown that: most of the babies who love to laugh are smarter, and the age at which smart babies laugh at external things is earlier and more often than average babies. And the baby who loves to laugh will have a stronger body, because laughter can "massage" and "exercise" various organs in the body.

So moms and dads can usually amuse their babies, and of course they should be moderate. Excessive laughter may suffocate the baby and damage the brain due to lack of oxygen.

If they missed the milestone

According to many milestone records, babies usually laugh between three to four months. If your baby is still not smiling in the fourth month, there is no need to worry.

Some babies are more serious and do not laugh or giggle like other babies. If they are all well-developed, it proves that there is no problem.

These non-smiling babies are probably an "old soul", or you are an "old soul" yourself. Just as some adults laugh faster than others, so do some babies. Over time, you will learn how to make smiles, giggles, and giggles on your little one.

But if the baby is developing, the milestones that are adapted to the age are not just one that has not been reached, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

Laughter is an exciting milestone. Laughter is a way for your baby to communicate with you. But remember, every baby is unique, and their growth rate is unique. Don't compare your child with your other child or another child.

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