This is an exciting time for parents as children at this age are making great strides in communication. You and your baby will love the two-way “talk” – exchanging smiles, oohs and aahs. And your child’s personality begins to emerge as he becomes a more active and alert member of your family. How do babies communicate? Crying continues to be the baby’s primary way of communicating for many months. In addition to knowing that they need something, parents may cry when they are overwhelmed by all the sights and sounds of the world.
Sometimes babies may cry for no clear reason. As long as your baby is not sick or injured, try not to get too upset if he cries and you can’t comfort him right away. Your baby will respond to the sound of your voice by quieting down, smiling or getting excited and moving their arms and legs. Babies at this age start smiling regularly at mom and dad, but it may take a while for them to get used to less familiar people like grandparents.
Babies are now discovering their ability to make sounds: soon you will have a cooing and gurgling machine! Some babies start making some vowel sounds around 2 months old. Your baby will “talk” to you with a variety of sounds, and will also smile at you and wait for your answer, and respond to your smiles with his own. Your child may even imitate your facial expressions.