Was reading the "smile" thread and was wondering when babies typically first laugh? I just think things will be SO much easier when my baby starts smiling and laughing...right now it just seems like so much work with no "reward" if you know what I mean?
Zander did his first proper laugh at 11 weeks, but ever since then they have been very random. I think they've all been on accident cause he's looked shocked after each one, like "did I really just make that noise??" He's 15 weeks today, so I think it just takes some practice.
It's not entirely uncommon for some babies not to really laugh until 5-6 months which is not abnormal developmentally so while hopefully your LO laughs early and often, don't despair if it takes them a bit longer. It doesn't mean they're not happy, especially since you're likely to get a whole lot of smiles and other expressions of joy from them in the meantime. Ronan's far more interested in squealing happily than he is in laughing right now.
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