Playing with mirrors

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Your baby will think looking in the mirror is a fun and interesting activity.

Babies like to look at people’s faces, including their own. Try showing your baby their reflection in the mirror and ask: “Who’s that?”. Give them time to respond. They might pull a face or make a noise.

Then say their name and point to their reflection. “Yes, it’s you!"

You can do more, like describing your baby’s hair, eye colour or clothes.

Point to your own reflection and say your name. You can do this often. It will help your baby learn your name and their name too.

Good to know

Looking in mirrors helps babies learn about themselves. Over time, it builds confidence.