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How can I help my baby learn to talk?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Talk, read, play
Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills.
Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv.

In brief: Talk, read, play
Babies who hear more spoken words and have more interactive time with adults and other children generally learn to talk earlier and have better language skills.
Television does the opposite-- more tv time, even supposedly "educational" tv-- slows language development. Talk and play with your baby, and turn off the tv.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Talk to her
The best way to help your baby learn to talk is to talk to your baby.
Make eye contact, play games, mimic your baby's sounds and read to her. Normal babies will learn naturally through these activities.

In brief: Talk to her
The best way to help your baby learn to talk is to talk to your baby.
Make eye contact, play games, mimic your baby's sounds and read to her. Normal babies will learn naturally through these activities.
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Interactive gooing &
Cooing, mimicking your 2-4 mo.
Old baby's sounds & facial expressions promotes social communication. At 6-9 mos, strings of consonants shorten to "da-da, ma-ma." your delight promotes their becoming specific by 12 mos. Promote non-verbal communication; respond to uplifted arms @ 6 mos. By picking baby up. Sign-language, reading & expanding baby's utterances so he knows he's communiting all help.

In brief: Interactive gooing &
Cooing, mimicking your 2-4 mo.
Old baby's sounds & facial expressions promotes social communication. At 6-9 mos, strings of consonants shorten to "da-da, ma-ma." your delight promotes their becoming specific by 12 mos. Promote non-verbal communication; respond to uplifted arms @ 6 mos. By picking baby up. Sign-language, reading & expanding baby's utterances so he knows he's communiting all help.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk to them!
Babies learn language by hearing it.
They are like super-absorbent sponges and will pick up clues and cues to language whenever they are exposed to it. Talk to your baby. Read to them. Have conversation with others in front of your baby. And, talk normally. No baby talk. It isn't normal or natural speech and does more for the adult baby-talker (somehow) than it does for the baby!

In brief: Talk to them!
Babies learn language by hearing it.
They are like super-absorbent sponges and will pick up clues and cues to language whenever they are exposed to it. Talk to your baby. Read to them. Have conversation with others in front of your baby. And, talk normally. No baby talk. It isn't normal or natural speech and does more for the adult baby-talker (somehow) than it does for the baby!
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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