No denying almost all infants would be happy or surprised expression when faced with a mirror. Why babies love to the mirror?
When babies are shown in front of the mirror, then he will show an expression of surprise to see her reflection. He will be looking at baby pictures at mirror who looked like him but he did not realize that it was himself.
“In general, babies love to see the faces or certain expressions, especially expressions of fun,” said Dr. Ari Brown, a pediatrician and author of Baby 411: Clear Answers and Smart Advice for Your Baby’s First Year, as quoted from Babytoday, Tuesday (11/16/2010).
When infants look in the mirror, she did not realize that it is his own face so he will try to smile, laugh and show that expressive face. This will make the mirror as a favorite toy in nearly all infants.
Babies are like human faces are attractive, even with his own face. But at the age of 9 months, he will begin to realize and understand that the at mirror face is himself.
Dr Brown said shortly after birth, newborns will focus on the face or something close to a distance of no more than 30 cm. Then when he was 6-8 weeks, babies have started to imitate the facial expressions and saw her face in the mirror.
“Simple interaction with the mirror baby can develop his skills, and can encourage social engagement and interaction with others. Every person learns to read people’s faces and expressions, so anything with a baby who learns through the mirror,” says Dr. Brown.
Parents can play with a mirror on the wall while holding her baby so that he can communicate with your child like, ‘Who is that baby is dicermin? ”
One thing that must be considered parents when they want to play with mirror is sure to position the mirror is in a safe place, avoiding the mirror edges are sharp and keep the baby’s comfort.
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