Your little social butterfly is sharing those precious smiles and laughs with the world now. From peek-a-boo to repetition games, we'll teach you how to coax out the giggles.
Plus, we'll tell you when you can expect your baby to start laughing.
.... By smiling and laughing at yourself, you send signals that say "I'm having a ball" and encourage your baby...The joke Mom is playing pat-a-cake with me--and laughing up a storm.
Why it's giggle-worthy Your... tot is copying you. (Don't worry: He's laughing with, not at, you.) Special brain cells called mirror...
.... A baby's first laugh is usually reserved for the people who first made him smile: Mommy and Daddy..., or a cuddle. But it's often not until that first smile, when they're between 1 and 2 months old..., that we realize they want social interaction as well. Their smiles say to us that they are happy, content...
Those first gummy grins are actually just a reflex, but over the course of the next 12 months your baby will start to smile as a way of expressing pleasure, communicating with you, and, finally, developing a sense of humor. We'll take you through the stages.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified important milestones for babies ages 1 month through 3 months. We've included fun and easy ways to help your newborn reach these key developmental markers, plus helpful information new parents should know.
While young children can reach milestones at different ages, the CDC says you should talk to your doctor and consider an early-intervention evaluation if your child displays any of these signs or has a dramatic loss of skills.
One in four moms of typically developing kids wonder whether their child needs to be evaluated because of a potential developmental disorder, our survey revealed. If you're one of them, ask yourself these questions.
Let's face it: A newborn doesn't do much. But a 1-year-old? That's an entirely different story! In just 12 months, a floppy infant morphs into a perpetual-motion machine. Along the way, she'll learn to sit, scoot, and stand. Stay one move ahead of the game with this step-by-step guide to motor development.
Of course your kid's a star, but everybody knows that half of what it takes to make it in Hollywood is the right name. Get ready for your little one to make it big--or just have a few laughs--by finding out what your child's celebrity name would be.