What can my baby say?
It is very exciting for caregivers to watch their babies become social beings who can interact with others. While every baby develops speech at their 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 they 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 their own name
- May begin to understand "no"
- Begins to understand cause and effect (the sound a toy makes when it is dropped)