What comes to mind when you see a baby? Cute. Adorable. Lovable. Yes, yes, and yes! How about smart? Not sure about that? Surprisingly, they’re actually way smarter than we think they are.
According to babycenter.com, babies are fast learners.
Research shows that babies start listening to their parents’ voices while still in the womb. Once born, your baby begins tuning in to your words and sentence patterns to figure out what you’re saying.
That’s not all. In spite of their blank stares, babies are actually capable of copying facial expressions. According to parentingcounts.org:
Newborns only hours old have been found to copy facial expressions, like making an “O” with their lips or sticking out their tongues.
So don’t be fooled by their cuteness. Since babies are utterly adorable, they’ll end up manipulating you. They have the power to do so. All they need to do is to imitate a smile to get you weak in your knees. That’s one smart move … don’t you think?
Since babies are fast learners, they end up doing a lot of other surprising things you’d never expect them to do. Turn to the next page to read about the 5 surprising things babies can easily do.