Baby Talk – Communicating With Your Little One
It is important to communicate with your little one early during the first year of his life. Because this is the start to prepare for the development of the skills of the baby, by simply smiling, and doing baby talk, singing baby songs, and reading some simple fairy tales, by this simple but effective styles you will do a lot changes to your baby so that later in his life he will be needing it to become successful.
And it is not only to prepare or develop his skills but it is also a form of parent and child bonding to strengthen their relationships.
Take notice and focus
Generally, babies do understand the meaning of what you are trying to say even if it is baby talk. The reaction of the baby will depend upon the tone of your voice. If your baby initiates to communicate entertain it.
Smiling is a great way to establish harmonious relationship, it is important when starting to communicate. If your little one is enjoying when you have your baby talk pay more attention to it. Don’t loss your temper if you’re trying to interpret what your baby trying to say. Always have time to your little one make him feel that you are present. Make him feel your motherly love.
Try to be like your little one
Imitating your little one is not bad at all, it is a great thing to do because you are encouraging your little one to communicate more often while you are enjoying communicating to your little one.
The best way to teach your little one the give and take conversations is to communicate to your little one continuously. It is very helpful to imitate what your little one is saying and after that try to respond to what he is trying to communicate, even if you don’t understand it. Then follow it with a smile so that your baby will be more active to communicate more. Also imitate the movements of your little one, because a gesture is their way to communicate.
Chat often to your little one
Babies are enjoying when you have your little baby talk, with your affectionate tone and cheerful voice you and your baby will have some more quality time together, and at the same time you are developing the skills of your baby.
Adults naturally use a special tone of voice when talking baby talk, affectionate tone of your voice and with natural baby talk imitating the female voice, to establish comfort when talking to your baby. There is nothing wrong in doing baby talk early in his/her life it helps more to communicate with your baby.
Engage your baby’s listening skills by playing some baby songs while doing some activities like bathing your baby, feeding your baby, playing with your baby, and some other baby activities. While talking with your baby replicate some more simple words and try to tell your baby the meaning of it. With these simple things you develop some skills that will help your baby later in his life.
How your little one learn to talk
Parents often wonder that their child is on the right track in learning. The timeline for learning to talk varies greatly. Some babies are gifted, they can say some simple complete words, while others don’t talk until they’re 18 months old.
During the first three months babies already love to hear the sound of your voice or some sounds just like the sounds of animals. And your baby may smile, laugh, get quiet, or get excited when you talk or sing to them. Your infant’s baby talk usually starts with cooing and gurgle sounds.
Starting reading to your little one is not bad at all, the earlier the better because you are preparing your baby. Reading to your baby helps stimulate the development of his/her brain. Many babies are soothe by music, and begin to recognize simple baby songs.
The next four months parents now realize that their baby talk has an impact on their baby they talk more and watch for their parents’ reaction. Babies experiment with more sounds and intonations, like imitating the sounds of animals. They begin to increase and decrease the pitch of their voices as they babble, just as adults do when asking a question or adding emphasis.
As you introduce your baby to simple short words, holding up the object is a way to show that it’s related to your words. Read colorful picture books and some simple fairy tales to your baby. Point to pictures, and name simple objects to reinforce your baby’s early speech development and model the importance of language and reading. Practice using short words and then pausing, this will allow your baby to respond with his or her own baby talk and encourage the give-and-take interaction that’s needed for adult conversation.
And the last four months it’s a unique joy for the feelings on the part of the parents to hear their baby say “mama” or “dada” for the first time. But the first few times may actually be accidental. Baby talk at this age is still the primary focus.
While facing your baby smile and continue to repeat some simple words clearly throughout the day. This will help your baby’s developing brain to store the sounds and meanings of words for everyday. Babies also love to sing and dance, so take that opportunity so that it will develop his/her talents.
Seek medical assistance if…
If something abnormal is happening to your little one, regarding in his/her physical appearance including the development of your baby’s motor and cognitive skills, it is always advice to have a regular check-up to monitor the status of your baby. It is always best that you seek immediately a medical assistance, because it is very important to have a healthy lifestyle so that later in his /her life he/she may need it in order to live a happy and healthier life.