Baby Milestones: Smiling
Your child's first smile is an important baby milestone in his or her development into a social being. It is just as important developmentally and rewarding emotionally as his first words or her first hesitant steps across the room!
All infants develop at different rates, but most babies should have a smile by the time they are 6 to 8 weeks old. For the first several months of their lives, babies are generous with their smiles, greeting family and strangers alike with the same radiant grin. Around 7 to 9 months of age, babies become a bit more discriminating, saving their biggest smiles for the people whom they love the most!
Some people swear that their baby smiled "right when she came into the world!" Others would dismiss that early smile as "just gas." Gas or not, a smile is a smile! Value and treasure each and every smile as your baby's way of saying. "Thanks! I love you!"