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when do babies smile for the first time?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Normally (according to the books) about 5 weeks. They "say" that if your child smiles sooner, that it was gas, however, I'm not so sure... How old is your baby?

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 1:13 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • I don't buy the gas thing. I'm sure we saw our daughter smile sooner. I don't think accepted knowledge is always fact.

    Answer by Bellarose0212 at 1:39 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Awake - four weeks. Coincidentally, this is also when colic kicks in.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:56 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • babies can smile from day one (often in their sleep and sometimes when awake), though you will have to wait until three to four weeks for them to initiate a smile from you by smiling themselves. The more you smile at a baby the more likely you are to see it returned.

    Answer by amileegirl at 9:31 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • My granddaughter definately smiled the morning after her birth, it was not gas!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

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