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"For infants, the degree of exposure really counts," says Lyuba Konopasek, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, based in New York City. If your child sees her grandparents once a week, she'll probably recognize them by the time she's 6 to 9 months old, but if she sees them daily, it may take only weeks. Faces are familiar to your baby if she smiles and coos when she sees the people she recognizes.
If your child's grandparents or other special family members live far away and frequent visits aren't possible, it may take a year or two for her to really remember them. You can make this process easier for your baby by Skyping or video chatting with family members regularly.
You can also use social media sites to share photos and updates, and look at them with your baby while you talk about who's on the screen and the things you've done with them. Or consider making a small photo album of loved ones for your baby – she can page through it like a treasured storybook.