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When do babies become really smily / engaging?

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Thankyouandgoodnight Mon 22-Sep-08 21:34:22

My 8 week old smiles occasionally and will 'get in to' being played with but it takes quite a bit! He still seems happy to just sit and stare at things around him with quite a blank face. When will he become noticeably more in to people interacting with him?

purpleturtle Mon 22-Sep-08 21:38:34

My first instinct was to say about 12 weeks. But it may be a bit longer. Depends what you mean by interaction, I suppose!

whomovedmychocolate Mon 22-Sep-08 21:40:09

Between three and four months so you have a while to go yet. At four months some with respond with a gurgle and a grin when you talk - ie make first attempts at responses to what you say.

pinata Tue 23-Sep-08 09:51:26

3/4 months i would say, as WMMC. my DD really loved being played with by 6 months, i would say - before that it was fairly random, so something that got a big grin one day would leave her completely uninterested the next.

HolidaysQueen Tue 23-Sep-08 09:59:51

3 months was a big turning point - he was already a smiley baby but started to become much more 'interactive' then (i know, that makes him sound like a computer game!) and just got better and better really - now 6 months old and just a joy to be with, except at 3am wink

Shooflypie Tue 23-Sep-08 10:57:18

Because we are told babies start smiling at 6 weeks, I'd kind of expected DS to be more smiley and interactive at 2 mo than he actually was. As everyone has said 3/4 months sees a big change, as does 5/6 when they can hold objects and play with them.
In the meantime keep singing smile.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 24-Sep-08 09:13:47

pfbs of course smile at 2 days old hmm because their parents interpret every expression as a smile including pre-flatulent face gurning! wink

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