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Capable of Showing Interest (0-3 Months)

At birth, infants begin to show basic emotional behaviors, including interest. Interest expressions include wide eyes, focused attention to something, and eyebrow movements or furrowing. Most babies show interest expressions more often than any other expression over the first 9 months.


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