Smiles are the first building block of a warm, loving, and responsive relationship. These relationships are critical to your child’s development. Through these relationships, infants and children learn to think, understand, communicate, and emote.
In fact, giving and receiving smiles are the first steps your child takes to learn how to be social and build good relationships. Smiling at your child is great for your early relationship with your child. This promotes bonding and attachment, and helps the child feel secure.
Plus, when your child gets a lot of smiles, it tells them a lot about the world – that it’s a safe and secure place where people are happy, friendly, and responsive to your child’s needs. You probably can’t help but smile at your child. And of course, seeing your baby smile at you makes you feel good too!