Your Baby Knows Exactly What You Like, Study Finds

Mom laying on down raising baby girl up

When you stare into baby’s eyes, it feels impossible to figure out what’s going on in their small, developing noggin. It turns out, though, that your infant is doing a pretty good job of figuring out what’s going on in your brain.

Infants are constantly scanning the world around them for activity patterns, and babies as young as 8 months view consistent patterns as preferences, according to a new study published on July 27 in the journal Infancy. The key is consistently doing something three or four times in a row, the researchers say. For example, if you reach for an apple in your fruit bowl multiple times in a row, baby will interpret that as you preferring apples. if you do something different once – say,…

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