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is it normal that my 7-month-old hasn't smiled yet?

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Dr. Michael Coogan
48 years experience Pediatrics
No: Almost all babies will have smiled responsively by 3 months of age. If your 7-month-old is not smiling, this suggests a delay in social development and you should consult your doctor right away for further assessment.
Answered on Jul 22, 2013
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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Babies normally start to smile at 2 months old. A 7 month old who does not smile is at risk for developmental issues.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Most children are smiling responsively by 2 months old, therefore this is definitely concerning. Please consult your pediatrician.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Fall: As long as he is happy and smiling that'sa a good sign.Keep an eye on him to make sure there is no change in his condition such as vomiting, excessive ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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Probably: Can not make that call, but the fact that he is smiling is a good sign. Here is some information as to what to look for following a head injury: http ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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She may just have: A quiet temperament. She should be able to laugh out loud, blow "raspberries" (" bronx cheer"), fake a cough, & babble strings of consonant-vowel sou ... Read More

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