Baby development you and other babies are different, this is normal as long as you do not experience delays in the normal timeframe. This time we will provide tips on how to teach babies to smile. Tips to teach babies to smile, of course, with the right stimulation according to your baby’s age. An adorable baby smile will make you fall in love even more, let’s teach your baby to smile.
Babies can record what they see in the environment so they try to imitate what is done. Babies will begin to interact by imitating what is seen from those near them, for example smiling. When a new baby is born the smile at the beginning is a reflex smile.
Reflex smiles in newborns occur due to movements that dominate the movements of the new baby. Reflex is an automatic and specific movement caused by external stimulation. Reflex motion will help the baby in further development. Reflex smiles will appear until the baby is 2 months old, and reflex smiles can occur when the baby is sleeping. Next is the social smile. This smile is a way for babies to communicate with their environment. You can make babies learn to smile and laugh. A stimulating game that makes babies learn to smile and laugh.
The following are games that can help your baby learn to smile or laugh:
- Peek-a-boo game, you can open the cover or hand on your face so that it stimulates the baby to smile and laugh.
- Strange voice, you can sing and tell strange voices then make a cheerful expression. Do it until your baby is happy with the sound you imitate. Your baby will recognize sounds and make them smile
- Ups and down. Encourage you to play up and down by holding the baby and swinging it slowly to the right and left. You can alternate with a squatting motion then standing up again. You can also accompany with a children’s song that makes it jittery and stimulates your baby to smile.
- Playing doll. You can play with the doll in front of your baby. You can make it look as if the doll is talking in front of your child. If you have trouble you can tell the baby with interesting stories. Every now and then you can tease your baby by biting or tickling your baby’s fingers or toes.
Thus games that make your baby more interesting and also useful for your baby to learn to smile. A baby smile that will make you fall in love even more and can treat your fatigue so that you are excited to care for your baby.