Smiling & Laughing

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.

When Do Babies Start Smiling?

Your baby's smile, particularly the first, is one of the most rewarding moments of parenthood. But just when do babies smile? Learn about when your baby will start smiling and what it means for social and emotional development.

Your Baby & Laughter

How to tickle your child's funny bone.

19 Ways to Make Baby Smile

Out of creative ideas for play? Try these ideas to keep baby smiling.

The Sweetest Baby Milestones (and When to Expect Them)

All milestones in Baby's first year are special, but some are especially sweet. Find out when to expect these developmental milestones and more.

8 Signs of a Healthy Baby

Do you wonder if your little one is eating enough, sleeping enough, and on track for all those important milestones? Check out these easy-to-spot signs that prove Baby is both happy and healthy.

Happy Baby! How Smiles Develop

Over the course of 12 months, your baby's gummy grins will transform into ways of expressing pleasure, communicating with you and developing a sense of humor. Here are those stages in detail.

How to Make Baby Smile

Out of creative ideas for play? Try these ideas to keep baby smiling.

Make Your Baby Laugh!

Once your baby lets loose with his first irresistible giggle, you'll do just about anything for a laugh. Learn all about his evolving sense of humor and exactly how to tickle his funny bone. Tina Fey's got nothing on you, Mom!

Baby's Early Laughs

A child's sense of humor, from first smiles to potty jokes.

Why Laughter Is a Sign of Learning

Getting -- and giving -- the giggles is an important part of your child's development.

Raise a Friendly Baby

There's no doubt about it: Your baby is a born charmer. And there's a lot you can do to help build her social skills.

Laugh and Learn With Baby

Clowning around with your kid builds his self-esteem and social skills. Try these easy ways to get a chuckle.

Mixed Signals

Your infant may be sending you mixed signals about what's on his mind.