What can my baby say?
It is very exciting for parents to watch their babies become social beings who can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at his / her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:
- Coos and gurgles when talked to, or in response to toys
- Babbles, begins to imitate sounds
- By 6 months, makes single syllable sounds (da, ma, ba)
- Blows bubbles from mouth
What does my baby understand?
A baby's awareness of people and surroundings increases during this time and he / she may begin to interact with persons other than parents. While babies may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:
- Recognizes familiar things and people
- May hold out arms to be picked up
- Begins to learn that a partly hidden object under a blanket is still there
- May show displeasure when object or person goes away
- May recognize his / her own name
- May begin to understand "no"
- Begins to understand cause and effect (the sound a toy makes when it is dropped)