Why do babies love babies? Narcissism? The thrill of a kindred spirit? Or are they merely being sociable? No one knows what babies are thinking, of course. But the probable reasons behind baby-love are as lofty as survival of the species and as immediate as the stimulation of brain cell growth, says Derek Price, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts, and an expert on child development. By understanding and tapping into your baby’s attraction to other babies, you will not only help her learn to socialize, but you’ll be making her happy, too.
For more information check out the original article by Paula Spencer in Babytalk magazine.