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How will I know...??

How will I know the difference between a gas "smile" & a real smile?? My son is constantly gassy & has plenty of looks that most people always think are smiles, but obviously they aren't (he's just barely 3weeks)...but they do look like smiles! So how will I know the difference between those & his first REAL smile??


Asked by WannabeMommy87 at 12:16 AM on Nov. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A real smile will be in response to a stimulus of some sort. A kiss or a face you make or being played with... you will be DOING something when he smiles, and that's how you'll know :)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 12:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • It's hard to say to be honest.... I found with my son that his gassy smiles were crooked and one sided but his real smiles were open mouthed and full

    Answer by bubblycute at 12:27 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • if he is babbling or cooing at the same time and not being squirmy, then i'd say it is a real smile :)

    Answer by DRM0329 at 12:37 AM on Nov. 7, 2009

  • lack of stinkiness?

    lol, just messing with you, hun! ;-P
    3 weeks already?!? WOW, congratulations again! Hope you're recovering well.

    Answer by doulala at 6:53 PM on Nov. 7, 2009