One of the most enjoyable things for a parent to hear is the shrieks of delight from their children. We'll do anything to strike up a belly laugh in our infants, but often times it takes a few trials to figure out what makes your tot tick. We've rounded up a few of our tried and true tricks to get any baby to giggle with glee.
Mamas will do just about anything to get a good giggle out of their lil one. When the standard laugh inducing gestures don't earn as much as a smile, jumping up and down, tearing newspaper, and singing "Jingle Bells" in August might just do the trick. The mother in the clip above said she hopped around the kitchen like a rabbit, sending her young lad into hysterics.
What antics do you employ to get your babe to LOL?
Those viral marketing campaigns are getting more and more creative. Skype, a free video-call service, schemed up a way to get people to engage with their product, pay a giggle forward, and put the laughter-is-contagious theory to the test. It's called the laughter chain. The chain begins with a baby giggling, then jumps to a dude LOLing while watching an online vid of the baby giggling then moves to an older man chuckling (the best chuckle ever!) while watching the dude LOL, and so on. Visit the Skype website for more details and throw yourself into the mix for the fun(ny) of it.
Even the grumpiest folks can't resist cracking a smile at the sound of a high-pitched baby belly laugh. I'm sure the babe below brought that kind of giggle to the table, but we'll never know because this laugh is in slow-mo. The result? All cute turned to creepy. Bwaha . . . ha . . . ha . . . ha! (Want more laughing babes? Click here.)
Laugh On, Laugh Off. . .We've seen it done before— a 'lil diva who could turn her frown upside down and back in a blink. But the playa below can do better. He can cry 'til he laughs and laugh 'til he cries, all on command and without hesitation. He can probably wrap you 'round his little finger too, but he'll save that move for a more opportune time. . .
Is HSN still selling junk or has the network turned into an open therapy sesh? In this segment, someone calls into the show to ask the host not to have an on-air meltdown. Oh, and the caller wants to ask about a product that was featured ten years ago. This call goes on and on until the host loses all composure and pretty much pleads insanity. So, what were we selling again?
We know you have the cutest kid in the world, but this lil boy will give all kids a run for their money. One look at this video and you're sure to fall in love with him, or at least his belly laugh.