1. Read!One of the best things you can do for baby is to read to them. Reading not only will help you two to bond, but it will also encourage them to speak. Try asking them to say a word that is in the book, and if they don’t, it’s okay. It will happen eventually so it’s important that you practice, but don’t force it. I worked reading to my son into our bed time routine. He was about 6 months old when we started and it was a great way to calm him down before lights out. This is something we still do and he is ten! We both love it. TIP: Try visiting your local library, they often have baby story times.
2. Two-way communicationDo you talk to your baby, or at your baby? It is important that from the second they are born, you communicate with them and listen to them when they are communicating with you. Tell them when you are going to pick them up and watch out for signs that they want to be picked up. Communication is a two-way street, even with babies who cannot talk. Do not underestimate the power of non-verbal communication.
3. Be AuthenticAlthough it is cute to talk to baby in a baby voice, it’s not always best. It is important that you are authentic with your child and treat them like they are a person, not a toy. This will also serve as a model for babies on how they should eventually be talking.
4. Ask QuestionsAnother way to try and get baby to talk is by asking them a lot of questions. “Can I pick you up?” “Do you want to go to the park?” “Wasn’t the library so fun!” “How funny are grandma and grandpa?” “Do you like your carrots?” The more questions you ask baby the more opportunities you give them to answer. If you don’t get an answer, answer them yourself! Yes, you may sound a little crazy, but it’s important for baby to see what a conversation is like.
5. Listen!Sometimes your baby’s mmm’s and aaa’s are them trying to say something! Instead of talking over, let them go on. Your baby needs time to try talking out on their own. Although talking to them a lot is great for their vocabulary, sometimes there needs to be silence. You may be shocked at what you hear next!
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