HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR BABY`S TALK: Guide
Talking with babies from birth onward is a priceless gift that enriches their brain development, their ability to learn, and their power in using language. The throaty vocal sounds produced by young babies are called ‘Coos’. Months before babies start to speak; words play an important role in their brain development. Even at the age of three months, words have a bigger impact on their minds than other sounds, including music. From the first smiles, gurgles, and coos to learning to say “mama” or “dada,” babies love to communicate with their own form of baby talk. And they hope you’ll “baby talk” right back.
Why focus on communicating with your baby? There are a few sounds that your baby makes that come from naturally reacting to certain kinds of discomfort though, and becoming familiar with these will help you decipher the general meaning behind basic forms of baby talk. Early speech and language skills are associated with success in developing reading, writing, and interpersonal skills, both later in childhood and later in life.
High Pitched Grunts:Very often, before your loved one starts crying in earnest he will make a series of grunts that get higher in pitch each time and is often be accompanied by kicks, arching his back and turning his head back and forth. Babies generally do it five times a day, sometimes even in their sleep and it’s merely an indication of gas.
Low Pitched Grunts:These are also the indication of gas, just gas that is headed out of the other end. It is certainly not the most delicate sound you will hear her make. Quite often, parents who have their baby swaddled will misinterpret this movement and sound to mean that their baby is trying to get out of the swaddle.