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When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

Between 4-7 months: By the seventh month your baby will likely imitate sounds. Language in babies starts when they are newborns and are crying- there only form of expression at that point. They then move to cooing and ahhing, then babbling and imitating. Talk lots with your baby to help them develop their language. ...Read more

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M south Indian.Does sounds like woo,waa, brrr produced and imitated by my 5 month old sister's baby is a sign she is gonna talk soon?

M south Indian.Does sounds like woo,waa, brrr produced and imitated by my 5 month old sister's baby is a sign she is gonna talk soon?

Communication : At 4 months, typically-developing babies goo & coo reciprocally, as you describe. At 6 months they produce a string of syllables: da-da-da-da, ma-ma-ma-ma. At 9 months those become a non-specific ma-ma & da-da, with 3 words at a year, a specific ma-ma, da-da & ba-ba. At 6 months, learned behavior begins; babies lift up their arms to be picked up. Read, play & talk to her See healthy children.org. ...Read more

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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

Yes: If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss. ...Read more

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3year old son doesn't speak, but imitates animal sounds. No other developmental delays. Hearing tested and not autistic.Had therapy since 18mo.Causes?

3year old son doesn't speak, but imitates animal sounds. No other developmental delays. Hearing tested and not autistic.Had therapy since 18mo.Causes?

The Clinical Evalua-: tion of Language Fundamentals tests receptive & expressive language, speech sound production & verbal/ nonverbal social/pragmatic communication. . Call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Also, seek evaluation by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to search for genetic & other medical causes of his neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

Immediately: Studies show a preference for mothers voice by age 3 hours and dads by the end of the day. These are often a subtle like the flicker of an eyelid. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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