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My 8 month old baby is very serious and does not laugh

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pinkthechaffinch Sun 27-Sep-09 20:44:26

My dd is 8 months and is generally a happy contented little maid.

She smiles (sometimes) and babbles , sits up nicely and rolls over, maintains good eye contact but she does not laugh.

She makes a little roaring sound but no -one hearing it would describe it as laughter. Also, she has never enjoyed games of peepo or other anticipation games.

Shoudl I be concerned? Haven't mentioned this to HV yet but she is very different to ds, who laughed great belly laughs all the time.

Anyone else have a serious baby?

Heated Sun 27-Sep-09 21:38:44

I love serious babies, they are so cute.

Maybe just something else tickles her fancy. Does she like gentle blowing raspberries on her tummy? Being thrown up in the air? Or interactive books like Calm Down Boris & Snappy Little Farm?

SardineQueen Sun 27-Sep-09 21:47:45

My DD was never very keen on cuddles or kisses hmm but did smile and laugh.

They are each their own different little person, no need to worry. Although it is a bit sad when they don;t do something you would love them to - cuddle/laugh etc.

Second blowing raspberries on the tummy, that's always popular. Gentle tickling, pulling faces, lots of things to try though.

Don't be concerned smile

pinkthechaffinch Sun 27-Sep-09 21:48:09

well, she smiles a bit at both those things, she just doesn't laugh!

She is lush though!

Plonker Sun 27-Sep-09 22:01:44

Oh my dd1 (now 9) was the most lovely little thing and oh so serious, bless her little heart.

She was uncommonly beautiful, still is [biased] and would attract people to coo over her wherever we went, but try as they might they couldn't raise so much as a smile, never mind a giggle!! Even we struggled to get her to smile!

We couldn't play peek-a-boo with her either - it would make her cry, senstive soul that she was hmm grin

I am pleased to report that she is a fabulous [most of the time] well adjusted 9 year old now, with a great sense of humour who smiles and laughs often, although is, it has to be said most definitely still on the sensitive and serious side. She's utterly lovely smile

Heated Sun 27-Sep-09 22:04:24

She sounds gorgeous <broody>

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