These little cuties surely know how to manipulate us at such a young age.
3. Babies Can “Fake Cry” to Attract Attention. Like method actors the world over, young babies can turn their thoughts and feelings into lifelike performances which elicit from their audiences — mostly mom, really — mostly … attention. Sound manipulative? It sort of is. Source: Mom.me
Confirming what a lot of parents suspect, a Japanese researcher analyzed the cries of two babies over the course of six months and found that a baby can indeed turn on the waterworks on an instant in order to get a mother’s attention.
The infant “appeared to cry deliberately to get her mother’s attention and convey to her [mother] that she wanted her to come closer and play with her again,” study researcher Hiroko Nakayama, of the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, wrote in the December issue of the journal Infant Behavior and Development. “This appeared to be an instance of fake crying,” Nakayama said.
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