Though you’re likely anxious to see your little darling’s smile, a lack of early grins doesn’t necessarily mean she’s unhappy or that something is wrong. Babies will hit this milestone at different times, and some may need a few extra weeks. But if your baby isn’t smiling by 3 months, mention it to your pediatrician.
When should I worry about my baby not smiling?
“Your baby will likely be smiling at 3 months. But if baby doesn’t smile often, that doesn’t mean anything is wrong with him. … If baby’s not doing any of that by 3 months, bring up your concerns with your pediatrician. “Often, a parent’s concern is that if their baby doesn’t smile, that means he or she is autistic.
Why do some babies not smile much?
“This is normal,” she adds. “Those babies are just slow to respond to new environments.” … Somewhere between the ages of 6 weeks and 6 months, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal, baby smiles become “increasingly responsive to social cues,” which results in fewer smiles when they’re alone.
What happens if baby doesn’t smile at 8 weeks?
It’s true that smiles show your child is developing. However, if they haven’t yet smiled – after eight weeks, twelve, or even sixteen – there’s no need to worry. Every baby develops at their own pace. If they can make noises, respond to visual cues, and can make eye contact, your baby is probably perfectly healthy.
Do all babies eventually smile?
We think not! Typically, babies start smiling between 6 and 12 weeks, but you may notice a smile or smirk soon after baby’s born. These early smiles are called “reflex smiles.” Babies start reflex smiling before birth and continue to do so as newborns.
Can you tell if a 2 month old has autism?
Early signs of autism or other developmental delays include the following: 2 months: Doesn’t respond to loud sounds, watch things as they move, smile at people, or bring hands to mouth. Can’t hold head up when pushing up while on tummy.
Why do babies look up at the ceiling and smile?
It’s Moving. Babies’ eyes are drawn to movement. That’s why they might be staring at your spinning ceiling fan or that toy you animatedly play with to make your baby smile. In contrast, if your baby turns away from moving objects, it’s probably because s/he is processing a lot at the moment and needs to regroup.
What should I do if my baby doesn’t laugh?
That said, the CDC cautions that if your baby hasn’t laughed or doesn’t laugh regularly by age six months old, you should talk to your baby’s doctor or nurse to ensure that this isn’t a sign of a possible developmental delay or hearing impairment.