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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
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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
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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
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