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At What Age Does a Baby Learn to Click/Snap her Fingers?

by Jamie-Lee
(Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

This is a silly question, but my baby is only just turned 8 months old and already clicks her fingers IN TIME to music!!
Do you know the average or earliest age that babies/children do this? I’ve tried “googling” for the answer… even “Guiness Book of Records” failed to answer my question.

Many thanks,

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Actually, no I don’t know the average age for being able to snap fingers, but I’ve never heard of a baby that snaps her fingers so early and even in time to music! I even asked around among some other moms that I know, but I think your daughter is quite unique! It sounds hilarious!

Maybe the next generation Australian Rock Star..? :-)

I found a video clip on Youtube with a 9 months old baby snapping finger. It is not in time with any music, but it is still cute!

Have a look at the video here:

Hey parents, when did your children start to snap fingers? Let’s make our own investigation here. Write a comment below!

Warm wishes,


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Feb 14, 2012

by: KL

My daughter is now trying to snap her fingers at 9months old, it is not something we do around the house on a regular basis. I sure would like to know the answer. Thanks

Apr 07, 2012

8 1/2 month learned to snap
by: Jen

I’d love to know this answer. I can remember when I learned and yet my daughter displaying the act tonight was just amazing. I had no clue that a bay this young could snap fingers and I can’t find anything on. But she is mimicking us and excited she was doing so. VERY exciting!

Apr 12, 2012

8 Month old snapping fingers

by: Rachel

Our 8 month old daughter started “snapping her fingers” two days ago and it is hysterical! She does this when we sing to her and when we dance. It is a wonder of what babies are able to do.

Jun 29, 2012


by: Anonymous

:-) My 7 1/2 month old is trying to snap his fingers and he gets stuck… He’s so cute trying to figure it out!!

Aug 10, 2012

8 month old also snapped his fingers

by: Anonymous

I was fascinated to discover other babies have also discovered snapping their fingers at 8 months. My son used to snap his fingers often when he was 8 months I was able to catch it on video. He did this until about 18 months or less. Now at three I wondered if he can still do not and it is very difficult for him, but when he was eight months it was almost like an automatic response. I would be curious to know if other babies keep this talent or somehow forget later?

Aug 25, 2012

8.5 month old also snaps her fingers


My 8.5 month old also just started snapping her fingers. I was surprised and googled it, which is how I found this site.

Feb 07, 2013

Finger Snapping

by: Anonymous

My son is 6 1/2 months and is snapping his fingers… It’s so cute!

Apr 04, 2013

snapping fingers

by: nikki

I thought my son was doing it early when he started at 12 months!! LOL

Sep 29, 2013

11 mth old can 2 & 4yrs old can’t 😉
by: Anonymous

It is brilliant and our baby is now trying to teach her older brothers!

Dec 31, 2013


by: Anonymous

My son started snapping his fingers at 9 months and we have no idea where he learned it from. It sure is cute though!

Feb 08, 2014

snapping baby

by: Anonymous

My son just tured 8 mon last week and he started snapping his fingers about 4 days ago. I thought it was amazeing and so i did the same I wanted to know if he was advanced or not. But I see on here its more common than i thought.

Mar 05, 2014

Two month old

by: Anonymous

I was two months of age when I learned to snap my fingers and I was wondering if anyone learned before that age.

Mar 09, 2014

6 months

by: Anonymous

My son was 6 months when he started snapping. He is 10 months now and still snaps but doesn’t clap.

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