Baby Talk in Early Infancy



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Baby is really close to his parents, especially his mother. That’s why he likes his parents’ face more than other visual patterns. He likes human voice more than any other sounds. The voice of his mother is his favorite because it relates to comfort, food, and warmth. Baby likes high-pitched voice of a woman in general. Most adults are likely to understand this intuitively and respond to accordingly without their realizing.

When it comes to baby talk, you will automatically raise your voice, decelerate your speech, and make certain syllables clearer, and make your eyes and mouth wider than usual. This expression is to make the baby attracted to us and to make him smile.

Baby will discover the importance of speech by listening to your speech and other’s conversation long before he realized some words or repeats them himself. In one month, he will have the ability to identify your voice, and when you talk to him, he will feel comforted, convinced, and entertained. He will realize that this is a two-way process as he sees the happy expression on your face when he smiles and bubbles back at you. This interaction will teach him the points of conversation, like how to take a turn in the conversation, identify vocal tones, do the pacing and imitation, and understand the verbal interaction’ speed.

In two months, your baby will start cooing and make some repetitions of some vowel sounds like ‘eh-eh-ooh, ah-ah-ah’. You can repeat his cooling and adding some simple words like ‘mama’ or ‘papa’ and idiom to your talk in four to six months. In this way, it’s simple to follow the baby talk. However don’t forget to mix the conversation with the adult talks and slowly remove the baby talk. In this stage, you may also read a story to your baby although you may think that he will not understand what you try to read to him.

In four months, the baby will chatter more intense, even amusing himself by producing new sounds that may hear weird, like ‘moh-moh, bah-bah’. He will be more aware to the tone of your voice and the stress you make on some words. He will also be used to the voice of when you want to give him food, clean his poop, go with the stroller, or even put him to sleep. All of your talk will make him know more about how you feed and your personality. As you speak in the comfort, he may cool or laugh. In contrast, when you talk angrily, he will cry.

The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.


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