Babies are really good at letting you know they’re unhappy. We’re not always so good at figuring out what’s making them unhappy, but eventually we usually get it.
But how do you know if baby loves you?
Babies come out with very minimal capabilities regarding happiness or displeasure. This is why it can be so hard to figure out what’s going on. But there are a few ways you can tell if they really love you.
The best way to tell if your newborn loves you is the look. Moms, you know what I’m talking about. When that sweet baby looks deep into your eyes, that’s love. The smiles, probably just gas at this point. But the soul-drilling stares, true love.
Baby is starting to learn how to express him/herself, but still has limited abilities. Due to this, his/her favorite people usually get a lot of drooly, open-mouthed kisses/face nibbling. Trying to claw your face off also means they like you a LOT. Must. Grab.
And smiles. Of course.
Though handing his/her pacifier to you is one of the top things baby will do if they love you in this stage, my favorite thing is the uncontrollable giggling. Baby is learning to express pleasure, and the things (aka you) that make him/her happy, make him/her REALLY happy. Totally adorbs and totally worth all the sleepless nights and explosive diapers.
As baby gets mobile, he/she is able to choose what to move toward–which makes it all the more sweet when they choose to move toward YOU. Crawling, walking, whatever–when you know baby has toys and other fun things to run to but they choose you, it’s clear you are the light of their life.
NOTE: These are loose timelines. If your baby is hitting these points at different times, don’t sweat it! Every child is different. :) This is meant to be a sappy sweet take on how your baby expresses love to you, nothing more.
Instead of focusing on all the mommy wars and the formula vs breastmilk debate and everything else that new parenthood throws at you, look deep into your baby’s eyes and soak in that sweet baby smell–and know that YOU are the most important thing in that little one’s life. You are enough.
Because you love baby just as much as baby clearly loves you, we think you’ll love this collage of clips from other moms like you, too.
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