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Mom’s Question:
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 “Guinness Book of Records” failed to answer my question.

Many thanks,
Jamie-Lee, Australia

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When Can Babies Snap Fingers? Let’s Make A Survey!

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 the 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..? :-)

A quick Youtube search reveals some babies at around 10 months of age that snap their fingers.

Have a look at the video here:

Baby snapping her finger.

Considering that babies start developing their pincer grasp at around 8-month-old, I can see why it would be possible for an 8-month-old baby to learn to snap their fingers. Snapping fingers is a very similar finger movement to the pincer grasp. But in addition to the pincer grasp, it also takes strength.

Kicking or moving or moving their body in time to music, is something that babies can develop early – already during their first months of living.

But… the combination – to have developed the pincer grasp movement into snapping fingers and doing it in time to music at this young age, sounds quite unique. :-)

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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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, 20178 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, 20178 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 what babies are able to do.

Jun 29, 2017:-)

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, 20178 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, 20178.5 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, 2017Finger Snapping

by: Anonymous

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

Apr 04, 2017snapping fingers

by: nikki

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

Sep 29, 201711 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, 2017Snapping

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, 2018snapping 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, 2018Two 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, 20186 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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  1. Kayla

    My son started snapping at 12 months 😁 he’s 15 months now and has protected it! But he started snapping bc I snapped at him to pick up his toys and he snaps back at me 😂

    1. Paula @ EasyBabyLife

      Haha, they learn by imitating us! Wonderful!

  2. D

    My baby was about eight months when he started snapping his fingers. His twin brother didn’t so then I started worrying maybe this was something strange but with these answers here it seems like that’s about the average age for some babies to be able to do this.

  3. Joshua

    I’ve never snapped my fingers before and i’m 11.

  4. PJ Alstarz

    Well look at that, I’m 14 and I can’t snap my fingers for nothing