My grandfather just taught my 6.5 month old son how to clap (with my help). He does it all the time now when he is happy! It’s adorable when he sees my husband and then does it! He claps when he sees his bottle. He claps when we tell him “Good Job!” for something he did. Any time you should clap for happiness, he claps.
Recently (TMI Alert!), he has trouble pooping (the baby, not my husband!). He will go 4-6 days with out any major success. We have tried everything like staying away from constipating foods like bananas and rice; as well as giving him 4 oz of straight apple juice a day (as per the doc’s orders). But alas, he still has trouble.
After this last bout of 5 day effort, he was finally successful (yay! Happy momma! Not a happy nose!). He is laying there as I change him and get him into a clean diaper. I look up at him, and I see him clapping.
My son is applauding the fact that he finally pooped.
I guess if I had to poop for 5 days and couldn’t; and I finally did? I would be clapping too.
Let’s give little man a round of applause everyone!