We all know the game peek-a-boo, but did you know baby may play peek-a-boo differently as they develop? Watch more to learn the stages of this playtime favorite!

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Did you know baby’s age affects how they play peek-a-boo?

0-3 Months – Baby just watches and may smile or coo
3-6 Months – Helps baby visually track if you “peek” from different spots
6-9 Months – Baby becomes curious and might laugh because they enjoy the game
9-12 Months – Baby imitates you and may use early language by saying “boo”
12+ Months – Baby might initiate the game by covering their eyes

Who knew one game could be so different for baby?!