SHE’S OBSESSED WITH YOU IMITATING HER
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.”
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.