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My 5 month old doesn't....

laugh...I mean he smiles & "babbles" (not often but does) & buzzes his lips but he just hasn't laughed yet. Should I be concerened?

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rebel07

Asked by rebel07 at 10:57 PM on Feb. 1, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • His hearing was checked at birth and it was outstanding. He does respond to us talking to him. & he follows us around the room. I would go as far as to say he already knows his name maybe I'm over reacting!
    rebel07

    Comment by rebel07 (original poster) at 10:28 PM on Feb. 4, 2013

  • have you had his hearing checked? Most babies are checked at birth but it is a thought.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:11 PM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • PS- Now my oldest won't stop laughing so be ready for when he does start! :)
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 2:30 AM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • My almost 8 month old doesn't laugh 99% of the time and my 1st was the same way. They "laughed" in every sense of the gesture but not the actual noise. The baby only laughs out loud when she is tired. haha
    If your baby passed all the hearing test and reacts to things, even looks, I really wouldn't worry.
    DonnaPinitonya

    Answer by DonnaPinitonya at 2:30 AM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • Does he look around when someoe comes into the room, or there's a startling noise?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 12:24 AM on Feb. 2, 2013

  • Does he make any noises
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:27 PM on Feb. 1, 2013

  • He smiles when I smile, he smiles when we play peek a boo & is being sung too but he won't laugh. I tickle him and he smiles. He's does great tummy time & holding his head up he holds his bottle recognizes his bottle and cereal & spoon. He does great in his jumperoo. My 1st son was very serious until about 5 or 6 months so idk. I know all babies are different but my cousin had her son the exact same day as I and her son is seems more advanced just by a little though. He is sitting up better and babbles a whole lot more along with laughing.
    rebel07

    Comment by rebel07 (original poster) at 11:13 PM on Feb. 1, 2013

  • Is he smiling in response to your smile? Does everything else seem 'on track?' If so I would not worry too much just yet.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2013

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