“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

Babies have a way of bringing happiness to everyone they meet. I remember holding my newborn for the first time and being overwhelmed with joy. As I looked into his eyes, I saw a trusting, loving being, ready to start his life. The possibilities that await as each child grows are infinite. It is a beautiful thing!

Raising a child is an honor, and a demanding position to be in. Use these inspiring baby facts and images to keep yourself uplifted during those challenging moments and remember the joy a new born baby brings.

Smiling (8 weeks)
Your baby has an adorable grin, but your husband says, “That’s just gas.” Is he right? It depends on how old your little grinner is. An infant can’t produce what’s called a social smile until about 8 weeks. It takes that long for his nervous system and vision to develop enough to see you and produce a smile in response.

Smiling is a baby’s first social skill  — he’s picking up on how relationships work  — as well as a signal of emotional growth. Your baby is showing you he can distinguish between different emotional states; he’s aware that the happy feeling he gets when he sees you isn’t the same as the sad feeling he has when you’re not around.

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!

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