Your Baby is So Jealous

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Don't be jealous just cause I'm cute

Scientists used to think that babies were incapable of showing jealousy until they hit the "terrible twos," but new research is out that shows that babies can experience jealousy when they are as young as 3 months. During the study, when a stranger sat next to babies and "ignored" them, the babies didn't care. However, if the stranger talked to a baby's mother and took her attention away, the baby kicked and yelled. "I've never seen anything like it," said the study's leader, professor Maria Legerstee of York University in Canada. Clearly the professor isn't a mom (or she's an oblivious one). Seriously, people get paid for this?

Has your baby showed signs of jealousy?


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