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The first emotions of your baby

The first emotions of your baby

The first emotions of the baby are expressed and translated behaviorally through smiles, crying, crying, choking, etc. These are more than just reactions or expressions of his needs. There are ways in which he tells you that he has a good mood, that he loves you or that he is angry or sad. But the baby does not express emotions immediately after birth, but as it grows and develops. Find out what your baby's first emotions are and when they appear!

Smile as an emotional reaction

Even if the parents interpret the child's first smiles as signs of joy or happiness, the specialists argue that in the first weeks, these are merely reflex gestures, produced by the brain's brain activity and are not related to his emotions.

Only after the age of 6 weeks, the child begins to smile "socially", that is to say things he likes. Even at this age, the baby does not know and understand the concept of happiness. He only knows that some things cause him a good mood - your voice, food, sleep, your face, toys, etc.

Relaxation, an early emotional reaction of the baby

From birth to about 3 months old, the child goes through many emotional experiences, which are not noticed with the naked eye, but which manifest themselves in his condition. During this time, the baby adapts to the environment, which is quite scary for him.

The first demonstration of the child's emotions is the ability to stay relaxed during waking periods, although the noises and people pervading their face cause a state of insecurity and anxiety.

Affection, a conscious emotional expression in babies

By the age of 2 months, the baby smiles when he is physically satisfied, such as when you feed him. It is only after this age that the child begins to show feelings of affection and to show that he loves you.

During breastfeeding, the baby will grip your breast with your hand as a sign of affection, will cast affectionate eyes on you and will smile when you see your face, the most cherished image for him.

From the age of 4 months, his positive emotions, pleasure, joy, well-being will be expressed through smiles and jokes, but will also be complemented by grins, sounds, movements of the hands and feet.

Expression of negative emotions of the baby

The child expresses his negative feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, sadness or boredom through crying and crying.

At the age of 9 months, the baby experiences some strong negative emotions - separation anxiety and fear of strangers, which will cause him to be serious, frowning, fearful, crying, because he feels exposed and in danger. Only when you see your face so familiar, you feel the warmth of your arms and smell or hear your sweet voice, feel protected, safe and calm.

As it progresses to the first anisle, the baby knows other feelings - frustration, anger - which he does not understand very well, but manifests through fits of anger or hysteria. They most often occur when their desires or desires are not met or when attention is not paid to them.

How did your baby show his emotions during the first year of life? What were the first emotions you recognized? Tell us your opinions in the comments section below!

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