Learning to speak is one of the most exciting milestones in a child’s development, but also one that parents are likely to worry about. We’ve been waiting all these months for our kids to start telling us what’s on their minds. After all, not being able to understand how they feel is one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of caring for young children. But as we wait for our children to say their first sweet words, we may be overwhelmed with anxiety: when exactly will my child start talking? Why so long?
Does this incomprehensible babble count? What should I do if my child’s speech is delayed? Is there something wrong with my child? These questions often arise in parents of babies. Let’s take a look at what to expect when it comes to your child’s language skills, and what to do if you have any concerns. Even though it may not actually seem like it, your baby communicates with you as soon as he is born.
Crying is the only way they should communicate at first, but it is certainly very powerful. Over time, most parents are able to understand what their baby’s crying means and how to meet his needs before he starts crying. These parent-child exchanges are the first way you teach your child how to communicate and connect with you.