My daughter doesn't laugh very often?

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My daughter is 5 months old and she BARELY laughs. she does this high pitch squeal and screams and smiles but i only get full belly laughs maybe once a week or less.

Is anyone else experiencing this??

I love hearing her laugh and I try a lot!

the times she laughed were at things that are not funny (like folding laundry, playing with an elastic band things like this) she is not ticklish, when I blow raspberries I get an open mouth like she is about to laugh, but no sound comes out?

She smiles ALL the time so i am not too worried, I know she is very happy.

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Sarah - posted on 03/20/2010

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Hi I have 5 month old twins.... one has just started to giggle a little the other does that high pitched squeal, she hasnt giggled at all yet, they both smile loads so im not worried, all babies are different and will do what they want when they want!!! hope this helps

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Christina - posted on 03/31/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it, my daughter is the exact same way. She only does her big belly laughs at our little pug (apparently the other two dogs aren't as amusing), and sometimes when we tickle at her belly. We only get those laughs a couple of times a week if we're lucky. But boy does she smile, squeal, and jabber a lot. If your little one is doing the same, I'm sure she's happy as can be because I know my little one always is.

Erika - posted on 03/29/2010

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My 5 month old has yet to laugh. He is happy and coos and talks but no laughin yet. Guess nothing funny enough has happened. Im not worried, it will happen eventually

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same here! our baby is just over 5 months and he squeals and smiles all the time. we are starting to get belly laughs, but it took us a while to figure out what did the trick! he DEFINITELY does not like to be tickled. his thing is bouncing on my husband's knee while he sings songs in the most ridicuous voices and making the funniest faces. and when i play patty-cake with him, i have to talk in almost a silly clown voice and kind of bounce him around before he starts laughing. so, his thing is crazy faces and exagerated voices- i guess every child is different! lol

Leigh - posted on 03/29/2010

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Thanks for this post!!! I was going to post it myself! My 5 month old has laughed maybe 5 times. And I have to work REALLY hard to get one. She also squeals with delight and is always smiling and babbling. She always look like she will alugh but nothing comes out :(
She does do a quiet little chuckle in her sleep, oh it kills me everytime lol... That's been happening since her first week.
We'll have our time soon mommies! Don't worry!!

Janna - posted on 03/22/2010

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My 5 month old son is the same way. I have to drag a laugh out of him. He smiles & babbles all the time but a laugh is rare & always special.

Niki - posted on 03/21/2010

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It's nothing to be worried about. My friend daughter is 9 months and she still to this day only laughs in the bath. Where as my son finds everything halairious. Don't be to worried about it. Every baby is different. :)

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I wouldnt be worried, my daughter laughs more than your daughter by the sounds of it but she has her moments and her days when she makes you work for her smiles and doesnt even smile in the end too haha
When i give her raspberries she also would just open her mouth and not laugh sometimes but is laughing more. I love it when she laughs too & wish she would do it more, i also get a little jealous when other people get her to laugh more then me lol

Louise - posted on 03/18/2010

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I don't think you should be worried. Maybe mention it to your doctor next time you see him/her or when you take your bub for a weigh-in. My baby loves to laugh at our dogs, when we blow raspberries on his tummy and laughs when my husband and I laugh but we also get the 'open mouth' thing quite a bit from him. It's almost like he has forgotten to make any sound but remembered to open his mouth!



Like people always say, all babies are different so I'm sure your little girl is doing what's right for her. It sounds like she is a happy baby anyway since she is smiling a lot so you shouldn't be concerned : )

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