Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Bub’s Development -

Your baby is born an­tic­i­pat­ing a con­nec­tion with the peo­ple around her, and she’ll use im­i­ta­tion to find it. “She’s born with a brain that’s al­ready in­ter­ested in other peo­ple’s faces, she’ll pay at­ten­tion to them, read­ing and in­ter­pret­ing them,” says Suzanne. “And she’ll look for pat­terns from birth – for ex­am­ple, if she sticks her tongue out, she’ll no­tice if you re­ply by im­i­tat­ing her. She’ll ex­per­i­ment: If she widens her eyes, will any­one copy that? She will al­ways look for a re­sponse from you, so if you copy her, you’ll soon find she starts ‘tak­ing turns’ with you.”

Try this

Stick out your in­dex fin­ger and point close to your baby. Even if she’s only a few days old, she’s likely to im­i­tate you.

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