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When should a baby begin to clap?

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In brief: 9 months

Some baby's will start at 6 mo.
But average age for clapping is 9 months.

In brief: 9 months

Some baby's will start at 6 mo.
But average age for clapping is 9 months.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 10-12 months

Usually by 10-12 months, babies will clap, and perhaps copy other arm movements like 'so big!' or touchdown around that time.
They may not initiate the clapping--it's typically more part of a social interaction with adults. To be honest, they may not realize exactly why they are really doing it, just that it seems to get everyone around them pretty excited.

In brief: 10-12 months

Usually by 10-12 months, babies will clap, and perhaps copy other arm movements like 'so big!' or touchdown around that time.
They may not initiate the clapping--it's typically more part of a social interaction with adults. To be honest, they may not realize exactly why they are really doing it, just that it seems to get everyone around them pretty excited.
Dr. Howard Gollup
Dr. Howard Gollup
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