Does Your Baby ROFL When You Tickle? Never Do That Again!

Mahalakshmi P - Infobite 17-Mar-2021

Does Your Baby ROFL When You Tickle? Never Do That Again!
Does Your Baby ROFL When You Tickle? Never Do That Again!

Tickling is a fun game makes us cry with laughter & rolling around the floor.

  • Did we really enjoy that tickle game??
  • As adults we tend to say stop or express it when the tickling goes harder.
  • Babies laugh when we tickle, how do we know if they enjoy it without harm?
  • Babies with tickling will only laugh reflexively though they might hate it, we continue to tickle without knowing that we are harming.
  • They struggle to gain control over their body.
  • Tickling sensations are directly linked to the development of baby’s language skills.
  • It leads to baby facing extreme physiological reactions (difficulty in breathing or vomiting)

How much tickle is a healthy play?

  • Don't tickle for more than 10 seconds
  • Make sure the baby doesn't laugh excessively 
  • See if the baby has control of its body
  • To create a bonding time – you can have a code word for the baby to express when tickle goes extreme.
  • There are various other bonding fun plays instead:

    • Gentle Massages

    • Reading Together

    • Gentle Hugs

    • Kissing on the Forehead

    • Playing Finger Man Games