My baby is making bubbles.
Babies are fun to play with and even more fun when they start crawling and walking. They are joys around the house, and they can put a smile on even the Grinch’s grouchy face. However, they can sometimes be a pain when they start crawling and walking because you always have to watch them. But what do you do when they blow bubbles? Is it normal? Is it okay for them to do this? When will this start? Is it a sign of teething? We’ll discuss this and more below.
Why do babies blow bubbles?
In short, babies blow bubbles because they are learning how to move their mouths. This is also why they sometimes drool too. They are moving their tongue around in their mouths, and they are trying to figure everything out. This enables your baby to equip themselves with essential survival skills. Spitting or blowing bubbles is a good thing, and can help babies learn how to drink, chew, and talk. These are all essential skills for a baby to develop, and they need to learn them. This is nothing to be concerned with, as it is just your baby learning how their facial muscles work so they can later develop essential skills. As parents, though, you can also encourage your baby to do this more often.
How to encourage your baby to blow more bubbles:
You can enable them to blow raspberries or spit and blow bubbles more simply by making it a fun game to play. Turn it into an educational yet fun game for them to learn. You can do it along with them to ensure that they are doing it too. Here is a list for you on what you can do to encourage your babies to spit bubbles more.
- Sing to your baby to help them use their mouth. Allow them to follow allow if they try. Sing fast and then slow repeatedly to help them start to move their lips.
- Talk to your baby, while adding in new words and sounds. When your baby makes a sound mimic them, and see if they mimic you back. This will help them move their mouths to make the same sounds.
- Use a toy phone to pretend-play with your baby. Say hello, who is it, and watch them mimic you, or try to anyway.
- You can rub your finger across the baby’s lips to help them create a rolling sound with their mouth.
- Sing, talk, and move your hands with your baby. This will allow them to mimic you, and they will also try to talk, sing, and move along with you.
- Play songs and nursery rhymes for your baby. While you are playing the songs, hum along to the tune, or sing along, and watch your baby try to do the same.
- Blow raspberries on your baby’s arm or belly. Yes, they will laugh hysterically, but it shows them how to do raspberries properly.
- The most valuable thing you can do to help your baby is to talk to them. Talk to the baby all the time and let them see your lips when you speak. Conversing with your baby even before they learn how to talk will help them to see how to talk. They will then use what they learn, and it will be an excellent tool for assisting them in learning how to speak.
Is blowing bubbles a sign of teething?
It can be a sign of teething as well, but your baby is mostly just trying to learn how to use their face muscles. However, babies will start to get their teeth in their mouths around three months. This will continue to 33 months. While babies will be teething during these times, babies do not start blowing bubbles because they are teething. They do this because they are learning how to use essential skills.
Some advice about your baby’s bubbles:
When your baby starts to spit or blow bubbles, try to help them learn how to do it more often. There are many ways to improve your little one learn survival skills like talking, chewing, and drink fluids. They can learn from you as the parents when you teach them new things. Always play with your baby and talk to them all the time. This will allow them not only to learn how to control their body movements, but it will also help small babies to learn to coo; if you keep doing this, and mimicking them when they make a sound while showing them the proper way to blow raspberries. This will enable them to learn important skills that, when they become a child will help them in life.
If your baby is blowing raspberries, spit, or bubbles, it’s okay. They are supposed to be doing this at about three months onward. You can also do fun things with them, and you can even let them blow bubbles in water or milk to help them learn to do raspberries (at around ten months, of course). Babies are fun, and they only learn once, so ensure that you are doing everything you can to teach them how to talk, drink, and chew so that they can when they get to that age.
All babies differ, and while babies do not blow bubbles because of teething, they are likely teething while blowing bubbles. This is a normal thing that all babies go through, and it is fun to help them learn, grow, and develop all of their movements, senses, and survival skills. Babies learn at their own pace, but as parents, we can help them along faster. Your baby will be teething between 3 months and continue to 33 months until they get their last baby tooth. So teething will be a thing for nearly three years. However, the bubble blowing and spitting bubbles phase only lasts about a year. To know the difference, babies drool more and chew on objects more while they are teething.