Watch after the baby’s bath when drying him off in front of the mirror.
Hold the baby close to a large mirror or hold a hand-held mirror 8-10 inches from the baby’s face.
Watch the child’s response to seeing his mirror image. Staring and smiling may be seen.
Mirror play encourages the infant to become familiar with his characteristics. This can be part of bath time, diapering, or playtime.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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