The first time babies start laughing is during sleep, around nine months old. Later, they can laugh in response to external stimuli such as a smile or a joke. However, this milestone is not the same for every baby. Parents should consult their pediatrician if they notice that their baby is not progressing at the expected pace.
When babies laugh in their sleep for the first time around 9 months
Babies laugh in their sleep for several reasons. The first is to express their joy and delight. Babies usually laugh in response to sounds and faces that are fun or silly. In the early months, laughter is reflexive, but as they get older, they start laughing more spontaneously as a physical reaction. For example, they may laugh when they are tickled or blown raspberries. Babies also laugh in response to sounds they hear from their baby monitor.
Babies may start laughing in their sleep around 9 months of age, but it can happen even before this age. Pediatricians Stan Spinner and Elizabeth Gerosa of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston say this is not a cause for alarm.
When they laugh in response to external stimuli
The first years of life are a critical time in which infants develop the capacity for laughter and smiles. In fact, infants start laughing and smiling long before they learn to speak. However, there are very few studies examining the early development of infant humor perception. The key to understanding the development of laughter in infants is to understand the context in which it occurs.
Laughing is a natural response to external stimuli and usually follows the first natural smile. In some cases, the baby might laugh without any particular stimulus. For example, a baby may laugh if a parent hides behind them or talks gibberish to them. A baby may also laugh when they are surprised by an object, sound, or a face.
When they laugh in response to a joke
It is normal for a baby to laugh in response to a joke. But it is important to remember that babies develop at different rates. Some start laughing more quickly and later than others. To encourage your baby to laugh, try a few different techniques. For example, you can try a funny face or a voice.
By eight months of age, infants are able to make fun of themselves or others by making silly faces or noises. They also start games that evoke laughter, such as exposing a stinky foot in the air or making noises. This helps them understand what other people find funny, so they can use that knowledge to their advantage. However, if your baby isn’t able to understand what you think is funny, they may have autism.
When they laugh in response to a smile
The first laugh is a common social communication between parents and babies. In the first few weeks of life, babies laugh to convey their delight and happiness. By around six to 12 months, they can start laughing in response to an intentional smile. At this early age, the laughter is unpredictable. It may be as small as a chuckle or it may turn into full-blown laughter. Regardless of the age at which your child starts laughing, be sure to notice it.
Babies begin to laugh with satisfaction when they experience unexpected situations or noises. At around six months old, they begin to recognize faces and make eye contact. They also start to be more selective about whom they smile at. They begin to laugh more often when they recognize familiar faces and less frequently at strangers. At this point, babies are more responsive to laughter and begin to form emotional bonds with familiar faces. Try making silly faces with your baby and watch him or her respond with a smile.
When they laugh at peek-a-boo
Peek-a-Boo is one of the most popular games for babies. It allows parents and babies to bond, and it’s easy to play anywhere with your baby. It requires that both you and your baby stay awake and alert. During this time, your baby will be able to notice your facial expressions.
It’s also a good teaching tool, as it teaches children about human interaction. The child can explore the parent’s facial expressions and learn how to use them to communicate. It also develops eye contact, which is important for a child’s development. This activity also helps babies learn to take turns with their parents, which is an important skill for social interaction.
Babies start laughing at peek-a-boo when they reach around six months. When babies start laughing at peek-a-boo, they learn that objects do exist and are not just an illusion. Object permanence and the concept of object disappearance are also learned at this age. The game of peek-a-boo will soon become a child’s favorite activity.