First time moms and dads highly anticipate their baby’s new development and milestones every month—celebrating a montage-ready collection of photos and videos of every first. But did you know that infants also start developing their smiles early in the womb?
Yes, you've read that right!
These reflexive smiles may be downright precious but the best ones, called social smiles or their first true smile, are yet to come!
Surely, the little one’s first grins are totally heart-melting, more so with every mini coo and giggle it comes with!
Baby’s first true smile
If you've already seen your baby's first true smile which is typically around 6-8 weeks, then you know it's a major turning-point for both the parents and the baby.
All the sleepless nights and erratic days of the first weeks seem even worthwhile, and you'll do everything in your power to keep those smiles coming.
These smiles are one of your baby’s best ways to develop communication and connect with their social environment.
Encouraging baby to smile
But how do we encourage a baby to smile? Some ways to help your baby practice their social smiling is through cuddling, playing, smiling back and talking more often while doing your diaper changing routine, giving a soft bath and other daily activities.
Numerous studies have shown that babies who receive early parental care and affection are most likely to develop self-esteem faster and become more sociable.
Share a Smile Challenge with MAKUKU Philippines
That’s why, MAKUKU Philippines, the makers of Slim and Comfort series diapers, started the Share a Smile Challenge to seize this special milestone with your baby or toddler!
Make it more meaningful by posting your baby’s cutest smile, random giggles or spontaneous laughs in your personal TikTok account and tag @makuku.ph with the official hashtag #itsmoreFUNwithMAKUKU.
Don’t forget to encode your entry in this link https://bit.ly/3xiG3Lv and tag your friends! Winners will be randomly drawn weekly for a chance to win a 1-month supply of MAKUKU Slim diapers! Isn’t it great?
And there’s more – top 500 participants with the most LIKES will get a chance to win up to 2-months supply of MAKUKU Slim diapers! What a great way to capture those winning smiles of your babies.
To learn more about why smiles are important for kids and the complete challenge details, save the date on October 7 to watch our Lazlive of Makuku Philippines (makukuph) with guest host MJ Marfori and influencer/vlogger, Rita “Badjao Girl" Gaviola, a first-time mom, as they talk about “Baby’s First Year Milestones".
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