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11 mo old and never laughed - is that normal?

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uhoh2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 10:46:35

My nephew is 11mo and I've never once heard him laugh. He's a happy baby and is often smiling but I've never heard him laugh.
I have 3 ds they have all belly - laughed from a few months old from either being tickled, blowing raspberries on them or generally making funny faces or doing something silly.
There's no reaction at all from dn if you tickle him. I see him at least 2-3 times a week .

VioletBam Fri 29-Jul-16 11:00:48

He may laugh when you're not there though. Seeing him 2 or 3 times a week isn't enough to know he's never laughed.

My oldest only used to laugh at bathtime in the evenings.

zzzzz Fri 29-Jul-16 11:04:14

Very unusual for the babies I know, but perhaps he's not a tickle boy and more of a slap stick surprise boy? Ask his mum. That said I don't know of anything ominous about it, just never met a chuckle-less babe....actually it makes me feel a bit sad to think of no giggles.

uhoh2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 11:08:33

When I say I see him 2-3 times a week it's for most of the day when his mum n dad are at work I mind him

zzzzz Fri 29-Jul-16 14:17:49

Why does this worry you particularly?

uhoh2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:29:26

I don't know I think it's because I see my little one (17mo) laughing so much at all sorts of different things and he just doesn't. I've never known a baby not to laugh I suppose

VioletBam Fri 29-Jul-16 14:31:40

Well has his Mother ever mentioned it? Or mentioned any worries?

VioletBam Fri 29-Jul-16 14:32:13

Some children are just more solemn. Don't laugh easily. I had to work hard to make DD1 laugh. She laughs at anything now though...she's 12.

FiveFullFathoms Fri 29-Jul-16 14:33:07

Are you just assuming he's never laughed because you've personally not seen it? Or have his parents confirmed it?

CatNip2 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:33:38

Maybe it's because you are not his mum. I am pretty sure my babies only laughed with me when they were tiny, because I did overly silly things with them and I was their main carer.

Anyway, if he smiles lots he is happy, you may be envious when they are both at school at yours is always laughing at inappropriate moments in assembly grin

LynetteScavo Fri 29-Jul-16 14:35:33

Hmmm...even DS1 laughed and he was a miserable baby

Does he react to loud noises etc? Maybe he isn't very sensory sensitive?

uhoh2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 14:57:34

He really doesn't like the hoover

zzzzz Fri 29-Jul-16 16:03:35

Oh well if he doesn't like the Hoover he must be really different hmm

LynetteScavo Fri 29-Jul-16 21:42:18

No meed for that, zzzzz - the OP was responding to my query re: him not being sensory sensitive. It seems he is alarmed by loud noises, but tickles don't bother him either way.

If the baby is generally happy he probably is fine. If he wasn't smiling at all that would be much more of a concern.

QOD Fri 29-Jul-16 21:45:30

My great Dn doesn't laugh. She smiles widely and all that but no laugh. She's 10 months and totally adorable
She'll hold her mouth wide open like she's
Laughing but no sound

uhoh2016 Fri 29-Jul-16 22:24:01

Thanks for that lyn I was specifically answering the question about noise.

louise987 Sat 30-Jul-16 16:47:38

My 10month old doesn't laugh. She's very smiley and makes happy noises (gaaa's and sighs) but just has never been a one for giggling. I'm not worried and I wouldn't worry if I were you, you can tell if they are happy without the actual act of laughing!

twoundertwowillbefun Sun 07-Aug-16 22:07:07

My DD didn't start giggling until she was properly mobile at 16 months...she smiled but it was always 'hard work' getting it from her. She's almost two and is such a happy little girl now, she's cautious and caring and I think took her time drinking it all in before actually doing anything - perhaps he's the same?

Witchend Tue 09-Aug-16 14:56:21

Dd1 was laughing happily at 3/4 months, smiled at anyone who came near.
Dd2 was a serious baby. I have no photos of her smiling before she was about 2.6yo. She never did the belly laugh.
Ds smiled at anything that might possibly have a face and at 9yo still has the baby belly laugh.

Dd2 is my one that people always comment on her smile, and she's always laughing too.

All of them hated the hoover.

Shootingstar2289 Fri 12-Aug-16 20:29:14

My daughter used to be like this. She was always smiling and is very happy but she didn't chuckle very often. Now at 13 months she is always laughing. I believe she was too busy taking everything in to laugh! grin

bittapitta Sat 13-Aug-16 22:15:29

Dc1 didn't laugh until over age 1. Great smile though. Dc2 laughed at a few weeks old! Different children develop differently, no surprise there.

MsKite Sat 13-Aug-16 22:18:07

My friend's child didn't laugh until they were over 2. They were just solemnly taking the world in and laugh a lot now smile

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