Your baby’s first smile always feels fantastic, but not far behind is the start of your baby laugher. Babies don’t generally laugh until around 6 months, but around then you will find that if you tickle them, or make funny noises, they are sure to start laughing. Laughter is always infectious and your own baby’s giggles even more so.
Playing peek a boo, using your baby’s soft toy animals to make funny noises or blowing raspberries on your baby’s tummy are all a good way to start your baby laughing. Reading funny books and joining in with the right noises or faces will also make your baby laugh; you can make lots of ordinary activities into an excuse for laughter.
And it isn’t just enjoyment – laughter is a huge part of the affection you and your baby share and it helps you to bond together. Some experts have said that a happy baby is a healthy baby so there is no harm is making various activities in your day more exciting and fun for your baby. As well as this, a sense of humour is a great asset in life, so enjoying yourself now with the assurance that you are helping to prepare your baby for the future.