6 Signs of a Happy and Healthy Baby

    6 Signs of a Happy and Healthy Baby

    As a mother or as a parent, you must be discovering and exploring new things about your child or related to the child every day. It might be challenging sometimes but at the same time, it can be surprising too. But seeing your child happy and healthy is what satisfies you at the end of the day. But how do you know if your child is happy and healthy or not? There are certain signs of a happy baby.

    What are the Signs of a Happy Baby?

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    1.Reactions to Your Voice or Touch

    If your child is happy in your arms or stops crying after listening to your voice then understand that your child is happy and comfortable with you. If your child is uncomfortable in your arms, he/she tends to struggle a lot to let him/her loose. If your child calms down in your arms or in your presence then it is a sign that he/she feels secure.

    2. Gains Weight

    This sign shows that the baby is getting enough nutrition. If you are breastfeeding, your baby will let you know if he/she is getting enough milk by the number of diapers he/she uses in a day. Wet diapers are evidence that your child is drinking and receiving nutrition healthily.

    3. A Happy Baby Looks at You and Smiles

    This is one of the important signs of a happy baby. As soon as your child is two months old, he/she tends to look at you and smile. As time passes, he/she may giggle, laugh or make sounds that will attract you to respond. It is essential that you respond as it makes your child happy and cheerful. Your child feels friendly and comfortable while you play or cuddle with him/her.

    4. His/Her Response to Sounds

    Even before your baby is born, he/she is able to hear sounds that help him/her to be aware of various sounds and noises. He/she may not be able to understand the sound in the wombs but start to recognize after birth. You may notice his/her reaction to the sound of music, traffic, singing and even of toys. If he/she reacts to the new sounds around him/her, it is a sign of a happy and healthy baby.

    5. A Happy Baby Tries to Communicate

    If your child tries to communicate through cooing sound, smile and eye contact, it is a sign that your child is developing healthily. However, it is essential that you respond back, in the same way, to keep the conversation ongoing. This helps your little one to feel connected with you. If your child is frequently trying to interact with you, it a good sign that your child is growing happily and healthily.

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    6. Sleeps Healthily

    It is important that your child develops a routine that helps him/her sleep healthily. When he/she gets used to the sleep pattern, you may notice that your child is sleeping in a better way. This is really a good sign for his/her physical growth and development. This is why it is essential for you to get your child used to his/her sleeping patterns.

    These are the six signs of a happy baby that will help you identify that your child is growing in a happy and healthy manner. However, if you feel your child is not functioning well or not reacting the way he/she is supposed to then you may always take your doctor’s advice and get your doubts clear.

    Learn more about your Baby’s First Year here.

    Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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    Written by Nikita Bhalla Updated Jun 16, 2021
    Medically reviewed by Ruben Macapinlac, MD, DPPS