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Babies Encyclopedia: At what age was your baby ready to play with other babies? with older kids?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 5:08 PM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What does the question mean by "play with"? You can put 2 infants next to each other and they may interact and have fun. That may be called play. I don't think kids are ready to play without a lot of supervision until they are over 2. Between 1 and 2 if you expect them to play with other kids you often get someone that bites, hits, hurts, tattles, ect. Most are just too young to play without an adult playing with them. Under a year babies are so easily hurt they need to be with an adult at all times.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • I don't know about playing, but my nine mo old is VERY interested in other children. She watches them and smiles at them, and tries to touch them.
    jedwards2009

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 6:12 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Mostly when they start to move around they will start to interact more with other children. My daughter and nephew were born the same day, so they started interaction around the same age. Roughly 6 months old (which is when they started to crawl). Although even then, they typically played side by side more than with each other. Sharing can also be a little difficult so it's best to have enough toys for both children. Babies will tend to play with older children or teens faster than other babies because older children interact with them on a level more similar with adults and tend to share toys better. Don't leave babies unattended with other babies or children because at times children and babies don't realize how easy it can be to hurt a baby.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 6:40 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • for me it when they turn 6 mons an they can reconize faces an shapes better..also they can situp better an have more control over their head an body...their body is also building the immune system better to fight off infections
    FreeSpriT4eva

    Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 8:13 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • i guess around a year old? My dd and ds didnt start to actually play together untill the younger one could move around better.
    Keaton_Hazel

    Answer by Keaton_Hazel at 10:13 PM on Sep. 10, 2010

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