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When did your baby start clapping their hands?

My daughter is almost seven months old. She LOVES patty cake, it's her favorite game. Just today, when I start clapping my hands and saying the whole patty cake patty cake thing, she starts clapping her hands as well! Yay! I'm happy <:oD

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Asked by caitxrawks at 11:47 AM on Jul. 22, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son started at the end of 5 months. He is 6 months and loves to clap and pat his legs with his hands too

    Answer by leann74016 at 11:50 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • Mine started about 8 months or so, but we never really did patty cake with him. He looooves clapping and being clapped for now!

    Answer by kikikiki at 11:54 AM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • I think my son did it after he was 1 -lol!! I think he waited though cause he knew we wanted him to do it - he did it before that but only a couple times cause we kept asking him - stubborn nature like his!

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:52 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • All three clapped after they were a year old...

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:54 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • My son started clapping at about 13-14 mo. He did it a few other times before but i dont think he realized what he was doing. Now he claps ALL the time when he thinks he accomplishes something (like putting something away or playing with a toy) and expects us to do the same. If he claps we have to clap.

    Answer by AirborneBratMom at 1:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • That is SO sweet!
    My granddaughter is 5 1/2 months and blinks furiously when I She hasn't tried it yet and I keep showing her how. I'm not going to rush her, though, because I know she'll get it eventually.
    It is so cute to watch them clap with their fingers splayed out and their tiny little hands not meeting perfectly centered. ♥

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 1:46 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • We never did patty-cake or anything so my son was a late clapper. He waved "hi" and "bye-bye" long before clapping. JUST starting clapping at 10 months.

    Answer by sweetwrds at 2:13 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • My son just started clapping a few weeks ago...he was 11 months...

    Answer by CalebsMommy728 at 3:23 PM on Jul. 22, 2009

  • almost 6 months

    Answer by victoriak12708 at 3:27 PM on Jul. 23, 2009

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