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Does My Baby Making Noises Mean She Will Start Talking Soon
Maybe: Baby's making their cute little noises is one of the best parts of being a parent and pediatrician. Children develop communication skills in various stages being with cooing and developing into full command of the language. Most infants begin to utter their first words around 6 or 7 months of age beginning with very simple words and sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Most infants are cooing by 2 to 4 months of age. They will then start with consonant sounds around 6 months of age. They maybe saying mama or dada, non-specifically, at 9 months of age. And, using mama and dada, correctly, and saying about 3 words or meaningful sounds. There is a lot of variability in development. And, any concerns should be discussed. ...Read more
Really varies !!: Think of it like an apple tree blooming! not all boom turn ripe at same time! however , you can estimate if they are same batch! same as speech! they can babble at 6 months , say mama at 9 , dada at 1 ... There are some early bloomers, ..Conversing @ 2 yr, some of my 2 year old can turn on ipad , swipe it to open "angry birds" game!...While I have grand parents who can't turn on an iphone ... ...Read more
Talking?: 9-12 months for words. But they begin cooing and then babbling between 2 and 4 months. By 9-12 months they can say mama, dada, baba, papa sounds and by 12 months say 1-2 words. So talking really begins at 2 months with cooing as they form sounds and listen to parents talking. They can recognize voices from in utero, ie they will recognize dad's voice as soon as they are born. ...Read more
Yes: In the second half of pregnacy some babies increase activity. Classic studies showed the fetus perceives vibroacoustic "sound" around 24wk. (seasoned nurses knew that for decades from accidentally making noises and watching fetal heart rate go up.) spending money on special music or sounds is not justified at this time. But having agreeable family members and mom "talk" to baby can be meaningful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok for me to carry my baby in an infant carrier facing forward? I'm talking about on my body, not referring to car seat.
Yes: No problem. The risks of carrying a baby would be the same facing forward or backwards. ...Read more
When do babies start talking alot? My daughter is 18 mo and says mama dada and baby, and thats really it. Should I be concerned?
It depends.: Not all babies develop at the same pace or reach milestones at the same time. If you ask a group of moms when their children started talking you will get a different answer from each. Some babies take longer to learn how to coordinate their tongue and mouth to form sounds. Try not to worry; your daughter should be talking up a storm soon - and then you'll wish she would shut up! ...Read more
We often carry babies upright, it's natural for our mouth to be very near to their ears and we talk to them regularly. Can that harm their hearings?
It's possible: Babies hearing is sensitive, it is possible to injure them from loud sounds close to their ears. Sound energy dissipates by the inverse square law, meaning that if you are 1/2 the distance, the sound energy is 4 times as much, so speak to them softly if you can. ...Read more
Is e beta thalassemia and epilepsy are affect the talking capacity of a baby?15 months age baby still not talking just making noisy environment.......
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