Baby genius! Impressive one-year-old shows his advanced motor skills in a game of three shells with his dad – and manages to find the hidden ball EVERY time
- One-year-old baby Mikey reacts to the cup competition with incredible speed
- Each time, the nimble youngster managed to find the ball under the cup within seconds
- Parents Rena Nathaniel, 32, and Mikey Hutchinson, 37, from Grenada, clip filmed
Video footage has captured the adorable moment when a one-year-old baby proved his genius by playing the ball under the cup game with his dad.
Mikey Nathaniel Hutchinson, from the Caribbean island of Grenada, has shown in the first year of his life that he has a great memory and motor skills.
The video shows the nimble baby Mikey, as he is affectionately called, reaching for the correct cup holding the ball every time, sometimes making his decision within a second.
Parents Rena Nathaniel, 32, an educational design manager, and Mikey Hutchinson, 37, a journalist and program host, say the incident was not a one-off.
Mikey, celebrating his first birthday in August this year, with parents Rena Nathaniel, 32, an educational design manager, and Mikey Hutchinson, 37, a journalist and program host
Clever one-year-old Mikey Nathaniel Hutchinson is unbeatable in the three-bowl game, correctly pointing to the cup holding the ball every time
“The video I made was my first time playing that game with him and I was amazed at his accuracy and decided to record the experience,” explains Father Mikey. The focus and precision shown in the video is how he normally behaves.
‘In his first months we noticed that he has a great memory and motor skills.’
The father said that Mikey, who is an only child, could remember an action or game for hours or even days after they showed him and added that he is a very energetic baby.
Although not sure, the parents believe that Rena’s efforts to sing for Mikey before he was born may have helped his development.
Mikey said: ‘During the pregnancy his mother read and played him music, we even talked to him. He acknowledged that with a few kicks.
As parents-to-be, we have made sure to create an ideal environment for his development.
“His mother made an extra effort to maintain a positive and peaceful frame of mind at all times.”
But despite efforts to stay calm, parents said for the first time that his birth was a “scary experience.”
Mikey’s parents said they thought he nearly died at birth because of his low heart rate – adding that it was a “ difficult delivery. ” Pictured, as a newborn
Clever baby Mikey is playing with his mother Rena (pictured, together), while wearing matching pajamas
His father added, “We think he nearly died because of his low heart rate. It was a difficult delivery. The doctor had to take extra steps to ensure his safe arrival. ‘
Despite a rocky start, the youngster is incredibly social, his parents claim:
“Mikey is always smiling and greeting strangers,” they added. “He has no trouble at all to quickly get to know people he has never met.”
Baby Mikey was breastfed on his own for the first six months of his life.
He is still breastfed in addition to regular food, say the loving parents, who plan to raise him on the quiet island of Grenada, which has a small population of 110,000.
Mikey’s parents say he is a very sociable child who likes to interact with new people. Pictured, playing with toys
Here Mikey is seen driving a toy car around his box and further testing his motor skills