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Funny Faces


Funny Faces

Babies love faces. It’s no coincidence that at birth a newborn baby can focus approximately the distance from being held at their mother’s breast to their mothers face. Within a couple of days your baby will recognise your face and as they get older they’ll quickly learn the faces of their immediate family. For little babies, making eye contact and speaking softly to them is the most wonderful activity you can do with them.

As they get older, between 6-12 months, they might start to copy your facial expressions. Try frowning, poking your tongue out, pursing your lips, opening your mouth wide and smiling and see if baby copies your actions. Babies also learn more by touching so your baby may want to touch and poke your face.


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