Yes, babies with cerebral palsy can smile. Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects movement and posture, and can be caused by damage to the developing brain before, during, or shortly after birth. While cerebral palsy can impact a child’s ability to control their muscles, it does not necessarily affect their ability to express emotions, such as smiling.
In fact, smiling is a natural human response to joy and pleasure, and babies with cerebral palsy are no exception. It is important to note that each child with cerebral palsy is unique and may experience varying degrees of motor difficulties, including those affecting facial expressions. However, with appropriate support and interventions, children with cerebral palsy can learn to communicate their emotions in ways that work for them.