What Time Will My Baby Smile and Laugh with Me?

What Time Will My Baby Smile and Laugh with Me?

Two of the most rewarding milestones in parenting are seeing your baby smile and laughing for the first time. We are not talking about gassy smiles. These smiles are signs of happiness. Finally, you can see those baby gums. The best sound in the universe is yours. Your entire life will revolve around making your baby smile, laugh and be happy. It is also one of our first tangible reinforcements as parents. It is a sign that you are doing things right. A sign that your baby is happy. These milestones can be expected to appear when?


Baby's newborns will smile often in sleep. This is often a sign that they are gassy. The real smiles that are a sign of happiness and recognition, will begin around 6-8 weeks. Take this information with a grain. Every child is different and every milestone, including smiling, will vary. Don't panic if your baby isn't smiling by 8 weeks. At your next baby's well-check visit, bring it up. Be aware that every child is unique.


Laughter is a sign that your baby is having fun, happy, or intrigue. It usually appears around the 4 month mark. A tickle, a funny sound or the sight of a dog may trigger a response in your baby. Don't be alarmed if your baby isn't having fun at 4 months. These are just averages. Many children will laugh later in life. If you have any questions, talk to your pediatrician.


Personality can have a lot to do with how often your baby smiles and laughs. These milestones might be slower if your child is more serious than a happy-go lucky baby. Every baby is born with an innate temperament that affects their personality and can affect their ability to smile and laugh. The majority of children fall within one of the following three temperament categories.

  • Simple

They are calm and easy-going, can adapt to any situation, and are generally happy. They will usually follow a regular feeding and eating routine. They will smile and laugh the most with these babies.

  • Slow-to-warm

They are slow to warm up and can be a little cautious. They can be shy or sensitive and have difficulty adapting to new situations. Baby's with this temperament may need to take longer to smile and laugh.

  • Difficult

Children with difficulty are often unpredictable and seem unhappy. They are often irritable and can have irregular sleeping and eating habits. They are usually in a bad mood. This category includes colicky babies. These babies might take longer to smile or laugh.

Is it possible to identify the temperament of your baby? As a mother of three children, I can tell you that all three of my children fit into one of the three temperament categories. They all laughed and smiled at different times.

Here are some things you can do to make your baby smile and laugh

These are some ways to make your baby smile and laugh more often.

  • Tickle! Tickle!
  • Make funny noises! Make funny noises!
  • Funny faces! You won't be hurt if you include funny faces and make-believe noises.
  • Your baby can be around other children and babies. Babies love to smile and laugh with big kids.
  • To create a fan effect on your baby's faces, use a washcloth or paper fan. You can also gently blow air on the baby's face.
  • Give their delicious bellies a raspberry kiss
  • Play peek-aboo! It's funny to a baby.
  • You could also just spend! Maybe this "Smiles” onesie will do the trick.

I wish I could say that when your baby turns seven weeks old at 12:50, she will smile her first smile. Babies are like that. They love to keep us on our toes. Remember that every baby is unique. Your baby may not smile or laugh the same way as your nephew or niece. Don't stress about the milestones like smiling and laughing. They will come. Enjoy your sweet baby and all he/she does today. They will soon be celebrating their first birthday.

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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


New Balance Boys

17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
62-67 inches


New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches