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How can I help my baby socialize with other babies?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots of playtime!

Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces.
Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop.

In brief: Lots of playtime!

Babies are social creatures- they love looking at human faces.
Allow them to socialize with others by singing, smiling, and talking with them at a distance of 8-12 inches. Encourage others to do the same with them. This helps develop both their language and social skills. The more interactions they have the more social skills they will develop.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Interactions

Babies are social creatures from day one.
They socialize with everyone that interacts with them. Babies love other babies, but they will not play with each other until they are at least 2 to 3 years old, they benefit from the stimulation and exposure of being around other kids.

In brief: Interactions

Babies are social creatures from day one.
They socialize with everyone that interacts with them. Babies love other babies, but they will not play with each other until they are at least 2 to 3 years old, they benefit from the stimulation and exposure of being around other kids.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Not important

For the first one to two years the most important socialization is between the primary care giver and the baby.
Reading to the baby, responding to the baby and hugging the baby will help the baby develop appropriate social skills. Television and computers are no substitute for human contact.

In brief: Not important

For the first one to two years the most important socialization is between the primary care giver and the baby.
Reading to the baby, responding to the baby and hugging the baby will help the baby develop appropriate social skills. Television and computers are no substitute for human contact.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics

In brief: Play with your baby

You are your baby's first playmate.
Talk to her, sing to her and make faces. Respond to your baby when she is hungry, cranky or tired. She will learn to trust you. This is the foundation of socialization.

In brief: Play with your baby

You are your baby's first playmate.
Talk to her, sing to her and make faces. Respond to your baby when she is hungry, cranky or tired. She will learn to trust you. This is the foundation of socialization.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Be Social

The more your baby interacts with others, the more social skills are developed, whether a simple smile or later playing together with friends.
Start earlier and with some regularity. The only downside is more frequent exposure to infections, but the the upside is great.

In brief: Be Social

The more your baby interacts with others, the more social skills are developed, whether a simple smile or later playing together with friends.
Start earlier and with some regularity. The only downside is more frequent exposure to infections, but the the upside is great.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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