Are You Baby Smart?
Your Baby and Your Moods
My 1-month old is unaffected by my moods.
False If you answered true, you're not alone: More than half of parents with young children say a baby must be at least 3 months old to sense his caregivers' moods. But a study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows that babies as young as 1 month can sense their parent's depression and be adversely affected by it.
What this means for you Angry words around the house will be taken in by your infant, so try to keep them to a minimum. And if you're suffering from baby blues or postpartum depression, speak with your doctor, and try to get someone to help care for your baby.