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It's a pure delight to hear your baby laughing for the first time - laughter is a milestone that babies reach at around 8 weeks. Babies cannot distinguish 'object permanence' until towards their first birthday. This means that they do not believe that something exists unless they can see it. They delight in peek-a-boo and other games where you show a toy and then hide it. To them, the toy, or your face, is suddenly appearing from nowhere! Babies also cannot distinguish between reality and animation, so animate a teddy or puppet in front of them whilst singing a song in a silly voice and they will believe that the teddy really is singing. Of course, one of the old favorites for making your baby laugh is to blow raspberries on their tummy. The combination of a funny noise with a tickling sensation leads to uncontrollable laughter. The innocence of such uncontrollable laughter is a joy to hear! Why not play some of these games whilst changing your baby and turn this into an enjoyable experience?
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