Babies: Talk it up

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Today’s Magic Moment

Early Talk There were days with my daughter when I felt like I’d been having an extended conversation, even though she knew all of *0* words. It’s amazing how much our babies can “say” without words. And when we stop and listen, they love the attention.

Want to do more?

  • Make sounds that are very low and very high – see if your baby joins in.
  • Facial expressions are a huge part of communication – so mimic your baby’s expressions, too.
  • What’s the weirdest noise you can make with your mouth? Cheek pops, horse lips, whistling? You know you have at least one special talent – bet your baby will love it!

Ailen is the Managing Editor at ParentsTogether. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two spirited boys.