When the baby starts to smile?

Sometimes, newborn smiles in the first days, and even hours of life. But those smiles are still not conscious and spontaneous. They are just a sign that the baby is comfortable and happy in the moment. Often a smile can be noticed during sleep or after a feeding.

A real, conscious smile from the baby requires a lot of effort: the work of more than a dozen facial muscles and a complex brain activity – recognition of faces, voices and emotions of a loved one. This occurs usually at the age of 4-8 weeks. The true smile is easy to recognize: the baby stares at the person smiling. It is important for joy, not to scare the baby with a loud cry, but just quietly smiled at him in response. If the baby continues to smile, softly to start a dialogue. And this will be a dialogue, because a smile is a way of communication of the child with you, as well as weeping, agecare and other signals of the baby. Such a dialogue is the basis of all social relations.

When the baby smiles?

By the end of the first month, the smile of a baby can occur as a reaction to:
• some kind of pleasant event (mom's song, a toy, clapping her hands);
• adult positive emotions (laugh, smile, friendly expression);
• affectionate touching (massage, stroking);
• recognition (the child can smile a clear image of the face in the magazine the doll).

How to bring a smile from a baby?

The best condition for the appearance of the smile of the kid – being in a comfortable situation with a loved one, when all his basic needs met. Children learn by repeating after adults, so inviting to the smile can serve as your smile. You can bring your face to the kid about 20-30 cm it is Interesting that mothers with a smile crumbs, the hormone of happiness endorphins, so mutual smiles useful to both of them.

We should not aggressively attempt to bring a smile of a child, because all children have different temperament from nature. If the kid is serious, that doesn't mean he's unhappy. The important role played by the responsiveness of the parents. The kid definitely needs to get feedback – a smile or a kind word adult to understand that his emotions are recognized. Of course, this does not mean that you need to catch every baby's smile, but when you next see her, be sure to answer. There are no clear terms, how many babies begin to smile. But if for three months it never happened, you should speak with a pediatrician.

The baby is still learning to maintain eye contact with others, react to sounds and touch. Briefly turn on soft classical music, moving mobile toy over the crib, gently talk to the baby and soon he will please you with its angelic smile.