Do Babies Start Laughing

It’s the best parenting moment you’ve ever waited for. Once you hear your baby laugh, it will be hard to stop laughing.

Since her first month, your baby has played with sounds, including cooing, gurgling, and making loud sighs. Learning to communicate is made easier by laughter.

At what age do babies begin to laugh?

Most babies start laughing out loud when they are 3-4 months old. Others might need to wait a bit longer before sharing their first laugh.

A pet, toy or friend may inspire a baby’s first laugh. These early giggles and laughs are fun to hear and a joy for your baby. She loves to hear her voice and see how it reacts to what she says.

Your baby will soon be able to laugh just because she has learned how to laugh. It’s a great sound to make and feels good. She’s also learning how to use different sounds with every coo and goo.

How to make your baby smile

Make sure that your sweetie is ready to watch your comedy routine. Well-fed babies, rested and alert will be most ready for comedy hour.

The baby may not yet have a sense of humor, but she will pick up your jokes. Your sweetie will be more inclined to smile and laugh when smiling.

It’s fun to discover what makes your child laugh. Try a variety of different techniques like:

  • Funny faces
  • Making silly moves while dancing
  • Making silly sounds
  • Singing Songs
  • Blowing raspberries all over baby’s stomach
  • Gently bounce your baby on your knees
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Encourage giggles, coos and interaction with your baby frequently. As you go about your day, add commentary like, “Here’s the clean diaper, so you feel dry and nice.” All done! Now, I snap your shirt — one to three snaps!

Although talking to someone with limited conversational skills may seem silly, this is how your baby learns language and laughs. By allowing your baby to speak in a pause in your conversation, you allow her to test her voice and show her how conversation works.

Why do babies laugh while they sleep?

Babies often laugh or smile during sleep. Although no one can tell what your baby is dreaming of, it’s common for them to laugh or smile while they sleep.

Your baby may be entering an active sleep cycle. Involuntary movements include smiles, giggles, and chuckles during this stage of sleep.

There’s nothing to be worried about

Do not be surprised if your baby is stoic at first. Newborns can be difficult, especially when it comes to bedtime or feedings. If the timing isn’t right or he feels overwhelmed, some of your first attempts to make your baby smile may result in more tears than laughter.

Remember that the first laugh is only one part of your baby’s ongoing exploration of sound, vocalization and voice. It’s okay if your baby makes lots of happy noises, such as squealing and chirping, but not necessarily laughing. If your baby doesn’t seem to be laughing by six months of age, you should bring it to your pediatrician.

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Some babies are more serious than others, and they are charming. Some babies are just as quick to laugh as others. You’ll soon learn to make your baby smile, laugh, and have fun.