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My 9 week old does not smile yet, he does it very rarely, is this normal?

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Asked by expectoct at 6:20 PM on Nov. 19, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Owww, I know how you feel, mine did not smile until he was about 3 months. I was pretty scared and then one day he gave the TV a huge smile. He was watching Barney and I guess he liked that huge smile - after that of course we bought every single Barney video so he could exercise that smile!.

    No Barney bashing please! This was 7-yrs ago!!!

    Answer by Avon_Calling at 6:24 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • dont worry babies smile when they are ready or when they think something is just great. just keep trying it will happen hey try letting h im watch barney who knows. hey avon there is nothing wrong with barney yes hes annoying but hey hes for kids not us. lol

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 6:31 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • Yes. :)

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 6:51 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • my daughter wouldnt crack a smile until 8 weeks. with my first she would smile at 4 weeks (only for others never for me until 6 weeks). my youngest was just a colically crab apple who i thought hated me because no matter what silly face i made she just stared back as if i a twit. by 8 weeks she suddenly became happy and now smiles allll the friggin time. some babies are just different i guess.

    Answer by CAarmywife at 8:43 PM on Nov. 19, 2008

  • My first was like this! He was a moody little sucker. He wouldn't sleep, wasn't happy EVER, lol. Unless he was on his mom, and I would go days w/o sleeping...finally at 3 months he smiled. It was SO great. He's a perfect well adjusted child...just stubborn. :P

    Answer by meitaimom679 at 1:49 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

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