when to expect first smiles?
Aug 26, 2010 10:12AM
I should know this from first time around but I can't remember and my little boy was premature so it was different anyway. So can anyone,tell me what weeks we might expect first smiles from? What's the window?
Aug 26, 2010 2:40AM
isn't it around 6 weeks ish? i can't remember either but 6 weeks seems to be in my head? x
Aug 26, 2010 2:43AM
DD smiled for the first time at 4.5 weeks, just after a feed, but they were very few and far between for the first couple of weeks. I remember spending ages with a camera pointed at her incase she smiled!
Aug 26, 2010 3:03AM
We got our first one with ds at 4.5 weeks too but like Lizzie said they where not very often. Now he is nearly 9 weeks and you only have to look at him and he smiles
Aug 26, 2010 3:36AM
im sure i got Emily's at 3 wks but proper big smiles around 4/5 wks xxx
Aug 26, 2010 3:40AM
5 weeks for us, but with undiagnosed reflux at that stage, he had precious little to smile about!
Aug 26, 2010 4:04AM
I think it was around 5 weeks for us. I definitely remember LO smiling at the Dr at her 6 week check x
Aug 26, 2010 4:28AM
ok very glad with these responses - I was SURE I got Jack's first smile at the end of last week when he was NEARLY 4 weeks but I thought maybe I was being a ridiculous mother as it seemed so early but there have been more witnessed by hubbie and grandparents and we all agree they are proper smiles - like you say they are not all the time yet, he is now 4.5 weeks. Still thought maybe we were being stupid but no it sounds right! I love them. I remember with max with him beign 6 weeks early he was 11 weeks before he smiled and that was a LONG time to wait!
Aug 26, 2010 5:06AM
We got lots of windy smiles to start with but proper smiles at mummy started from around 6 weeks
Aug 26, 2010 10:12AM
We had smiles at around 4 and a half weeks. He's now 7 weeks and we are getting huge smiles every day!! xx
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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