August 11, 2014

What Makes Your Child Laugh?

I remember, before I had kids, watching America's Funniest Home Videos with my parents in the basement of my childhood home.  My favorite videos were the ones of babies belly laughing.  That uncontrollable, can't catch their breath laugh that comes from their toes.  It's infectious and quite possibly the cutest thing, ever.  I love babies laughing. Did you know there is a such thing as the Baby Laugh Index™ {BLI}™?  Seriously there is this ridiculously cute quiz you can take to discover what kind of laugh-er your baby is.

When Kendall was a baby she never had a belly laugh.  She was a happy baby, yes, she laughed, smiled, giggled, made funny noises, the whole thing but she never had that deep down belly laugh.  She was more of a snort laugher.  Now that she's a little bit older she snorts when she laughs all the time, along with a little pig-like squeal.

James on the other hand, boy can belly laugh.  I have said it since the day he was born, he smiles with his whole face when he laughs.  His laugh comes from his toes to his nose and it's the only time I can see all of his top teeth.  His laugh is more of an insta-ha laugh.  But when he's done laughing he's done.  Like shuts it off cold turkey.  It's hilarious. Bright Starts™ sent us the 3-in-1 Step 'n Ride Lion™ to test out James BLI™ and does it ever.  Of course he's not the only one laughing over this adorable toddler toy, big sister thinks it's the bees knees!

James is just getting comfortable walking and holding onto things, the couch, coffee table, potty {insert eye roll}, he will pull himself up on anything he can put his chubby little fingers on.  A lot of people cringe and want to push their baby down when they start to learn how to walk but we want James to walk.  So far this has been the only thing that has gotten him to take some steps.  Usually I hold his hands and Jimmy will dangle some keys but he plops right down, and crawls the fastest crawl, the minute we let go.

We have other push behind toys but none of them induce the kind of fun that this one does.  James mostly loves pushing the lions nose and watching the balls spin around his mane.  Like I said, he's starting to get more comfortable with pushing it, until it starts going too fast for his chubby legs to keep up with. Kendall loves riding on it and being that the majority of our house is hardwood, she can get pretty speedy.   This toy should also come along with a Baby Cry Index because both of my kids love it so much that they are constantly fighting over it.  Oh the joys of raising two children.

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33 comments:

  1. My littlest LOVES blocks, and laughs when you make towers that topple over. :)

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  3. My youngest is only two months, but if she touches my sons trains when she is older look out. We will have world war three in our house.

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  4. They tend to squabble over the 20 my little ponies that are in the toy box here. There are so many I can not understand what the fuss is all about. I too love the sound of children's laughter it lifts my heart and soul. Your kids are adorable by the way.

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  5. My children are very close to together age wise so they tend to fight over everything, today it was even a cardboard box (I wish I was joking)

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  7. Nothing (yet!), thank goodness.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. They fight over cars that light up and have sound.

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  9. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/501229109356154881

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  10. My oldest 2 will fight over anything, especially their baby sisters toys. As if they didn't have an entire room full of their own toys!a!

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  11. She is only 7 months, so no fighting yet :).

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  12. I just have one baby so no fighting! :)

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  13. My nieces don't fight yet but they did have a disagreement over a lego set once!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  14. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/503271973204787200

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  15. My daughter doesn't fight over any toys because she doesn't have siblings yet but she LOVES her Lalaloopsy dolls... big and small! She plays with them on and off throughout the day. I love the dialogue that she has when she's playing with them
    stoopidgerlart@gmail.com

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  16. My niece and nephew don't fight over toys because there is a large age difference but my niece loves to play with her kitchen set.

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  18. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/509095938645065730

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  19. The Fisher Price pretend record player! Classic!

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  20. My kids would fight over K-nexs when they were younger.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  21. They fight over the wooden puzzles

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  22. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/510190157589663744

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  23. My boys are a little older now, but they would fight over cars or trains.

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  24. My boys fight over Legos. All the time.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/510936194792701952

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  26. My children were so close together in age they fought over everything!

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  27. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/511241449862483969

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  28. they fight over american girl doll and build a bear hello kitty

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  29. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/511301758526554112

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