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Why do newborn babies laugh in their sleep? Are they really seeing angels?

My son used to laugh when he was asleep. When he was awake he had this stone face.

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Asked by 35yoamom at 5:37 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Aw, that is too funny. Well, I would like to think so :)

    Answer by geminisummerz at 5:37 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • LOL. They are dreaming . :-)

    Answer by minnesotanice at 5:38 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • we will never know now will we? .... it is rather precious though!

    Answer by cheapsally at 5:38 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • i have heard that too and used to think the same about my dd...but i was told in the nicu that it was their nerves and muscles trying to develope..

    Answer by jorjiegirl at 5:39 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • But it isnt funny when they are awake? He was like a month or two old.

    Comment by 35yoamom (original poster) at 5:39 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • That's a nice thought. :) I honestly have no idea. Experts say that it's a reflex. My DD2 is 2 weeks old today and smiles and laughs while she's awake as well as asleep. Neither one of my other two did that...

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 5:39 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • How sweet would that be if that was the case. I always hoped it was me they were smiling/laughing at!

    Answer by ShelbysHope76 at 5:41 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • interesting, my use to giggle in the night but now he does it almost all the time.

    Answer by Sillylins at 5:49 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Awe!! I miss that! My baby is 4 years old. That is sooo sweet!

    Answer by KyMom24 at 5:51 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • My son is 5 and still laughs in his sleep. He's the only one of my kids that talks in his sleep too. So cute :)

    Answer by sugamama3 at 5:57 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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