Brittany - posted on 10/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
This doesn't concern me at all, it's just interesting. My daughter is an extremely happy and healthy 11 month old and she's always smiling and making funny faces. She doesn't laugh that much, usually she will just have a huge smile on her face and make an almost silent squeak noise or she will make kind of like a growl. It takes a lot to make her really laugh. When we play "tag", I crawl after her and tickle her and she she crawl's after me, she will laugh hysterically and sometimes I can get her to laugh if I blow on her belly and make silly faces at her and bounce her around or play peek-a-boo or pretend to "eat her up" (gently nibble on her fingers or toes).
The thing is, though, as soon as she starts to laugh, she immediately gets an awful case of the hiccups and they could go on for hours even through a meal but if I breastfeed her they go away immediately. I imagine that's why she tries not to laugh but it's strange! It happened to me in elementary school once in awhile when I was really nervous and I started laughing but definitely not EVERY time and I know my daughter's not nervous.
Does this happen to anyone else's kids?