1. Belly raspberries
Blowing noisy raspberries into your baby’s belly is a fool-proof giggle-trigger.
2. Eskimo kisses
Rubbing your nose gently against your baby’s may win you a chuckle.
A classic that has had babies laughing for years – from as young as a few months old, it could get your little one going, too.
4. Tickle monster
Transform yourself into the tickle monster (complete with a funny deep voice, obvs) and find your baby’s ticklish spot.
5. Funny faces
There’s a reason why you see so many normally levelheaded adults pulling ridiculous faces at babies…
7. Child comedians
Young children are totally unselfconscious and have a brilliant knack of making each other laugh – so if you’re struggling, sign up a sibling, cousin or friend for laughter duty.
8. Chasing games
If you’re baby’s crawling, chase around after her on your hands and knees saying ‘mummy’s coming to get you!’. Just watch out for carpet burn – for you and her!
9. Bed bouncing
Lie your baby on her back on your bed and gently jiggle the bed so she bounces around. She’ll love the sensation and it might get her laughing.
10. Strange voices
Now’s the perfect time to practice your GCSE French or that silly accent – she won’t care if you impressions are awful!
11. (Pretend) Horse riding
Sit your baby on your knee and bounce her up and down while saying ‘giddy up!’.
12. Animals antics
Something as simple as watching a dog playing fetch or a cat playing with a toy can be enough to make your tot laugh out loud.
13. Laugh yourself
Laughter really is contagious, so chances are that if you start laughing your baby will join in.
14. Mock formality
Try solemnly (and gently) shaking your baby’s hand while speaking to her like a grown up.
15. Feather fun
If your baby likes a gentler, safer tickle, a feather can do the trick.
16. Hurting yourself
It’s not ideal for you, but accidently-on-purpose walking into a wall, stubbing your toe or pretending to trip over may tempt a giggle out of your baby.
17. Unusual sounds
Babies often laugh at something as simple as tearing a piece of paper, scrunching tin foil or unraveling sellotape.
18. Neck nibbles
Pretend biting may be the trick to making your baby laugh. Gently nibble her neck, arm or leg.