DS2 is exactly two months today (born at 39+3). We have gotten a couple of social smiles from him, one on Christmas and one today. That's it. DD and DS1 were super smiley by nine weeks so of course I am worrying. His 2 month well visit is in a couple of days and I will bring it up then, but right now I am looking for any similar experience.
My sister's DD has ASD and global developmental delays so I am kind of googling myself into the rabbit hole
pomegranate / 3438 posts
Every baby is different! My youngest would only smile for his big brother for weeks before they became more consistent around 10 weeks. Drove me crazy! I would work so hard to try and get a smile. Brother would walk in say something goofy and we would get a huge smile!
cherry / 189 posts
My first was a super intense, hard to please baby and didn’t smile till about 12 weeks (even in her content moments). They were pretty hard to come by for months even after that, and she didn’t really start laughing until 5 or 6 months. We joke that she was just really unhappy to be a baby :). Maybe unrelated but she’s super bright (and sweet of course) now as a 7 year old - it was just her personality to very seriously observe everything. She’s still pretty intense and has got some crazy focus on what she’s interested in
cantaloupe / 6085 posts
I think my third was hardest to get smiles out of too. I think I remember finding there was a fairly wide range of normal, if you are getting some probably all fine. Part may be she got less direct attention as #3 - partly I think it’s personality, she is 16m now with many opinions and is kind of famous for her frowns but also laughs a lot - just intense maybe like mentioned above!
I worry all the time she’s getting behind because she gets less attention than the other two did. But she’s figured out tons on her own by watching us all so hopefully it evens out
kiwi / 635 posts
My first was also very slow to consistently smile. I think I got one around 2 months, maybe another smile a couple weeks later, but as a young baby he rarely smiled.. we weren’t too worried because instinctually we thought he had a very observant and aware personality. He was a happier older baby, toddler, and child. He’s five years old now and still can be very focused and observant.
persimmon / 1409 posts
@Ms. RV: I know it’s hard not to worry, but my ped has social smiling in the list of three month milestones, so I’m sure your LO is OK, just a little more serious as others have said. DD is about the same age, and smiles from time to time, but like yours is still tough to predict/draw out. MIL was here this weekend and we were trying everything we could think of and didn’t get a big one at all. I’m sure he’ll come around in his own time,
kiwi / 624 posts
Two months is right near the beginning of smiling so I wouldn’t worry at all at this point.
pear / 1930 posts
Just thought I would give an update... DS2 is now 11 weeks and just started smiling. His ped wasn't too worried about him not but did want to see him at 3 months if he wasn't.
kiwi / 635 posts
@Ms. RV: I’m so glad to hear! Enjoy the smiles and cuddles