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9 weeks old and still not smiling

(14 Posts)
Izzy82 Mon 27-Oct-14 01:31:51

I know there isn't a 'norm' per say and that each child develops at his/her own rate, but every book/ website I go on says they should be smiling by 6 weeks.
Can someone please reassure me that children who start smiling this late still grow up to be healthy, happy children

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 27-Oct-14 07:28:49

Yes I can smile. Can remember having exactly the same concern with my DS. He's now a very happy, bright and popular 10 year old. Turned out it was his tongue tie making him grumpy when he was a baby.

bonzo77 Mon 27-Oct-14 07:33:35

Was he early?

Izzy82 Mon 27-Oct-14 08:09:59

No he was 2 days late

Doodledot Mon 27-Oct-14 12:23:37

My DD frowned at me til 4 months. She is total opposite now. My DS was about 3 months.

saltnpepa Mon 27-Oct-14 19:06:17

Is his eyesight ok? What happens if you play with him and don't make sound, can he see you?

Izzy82 Mon 27-Oct-14 20:35:15

I think his eye sight and hearing are fine.
Thanks for the reassurance that it's not just my son!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 27-Oct-14 20:46:10

I know a few babies who haven't smiled until the 3 month mark. All perfectly fine!

Back2Two Mon 27-Oct-14 20:48:10

Yes I can reassure you.
Don't worry at all. It will come.

Rtfairy Tue 28-Oct-14 10:56:38

My dd was a late smiler, now at 11 months she's a very happy smiley girl. Don't worry!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 28-Oct-14 15:51:00

Mine didn't smoke until he was just over 10 weeks. He doesn't stop smiling now!!!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 28-Oct-14 15:51:35

Smoke??? Haha - mad typo!! I meant smile, obviously grin

Snowfedup Tue 28-Oct-14 16:08:07

lol at smoking

frankiebuns Sat 15-Nov-14 08:12:44

My dd didn't get it till 9 weeks she would grimace then one side up then a full blown smile she 12 weeks now and can nearly sit unaided

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