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Does my baby understand her name?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

At about 6 months of age, most babies will respond to their names.
This may be a look, a smile or the baby " talking". Remember nicknames take hold also, so be careful not to use demeaning ones.

In brief: Yes

At about 6 months of age, most babies will respond to their names.
This may be a look, a smile or the baby " talking". Remember nicknames take hold also, so be careful not to use demeaning ones.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Between 4 and 7 months, most babies will stop activities and look toward the people who said their names.

In brief: Yes

Between 4 and 7 months, most babies will stop activities and look toward the people who said their names.
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

From 6 months of age, your infant should be able to reliably recognize his or her own name.
As an infant, they will delight in answering to their newfound name. Not so much as a toddler, expressing their independence. They may never answer as a teen.

In brief: Yes

From 6 months of age, your infant should be able to reliably recognize his or her own name.
As an infant, they will delight in answering to their newfound name. Not so much as a toddler, expressing their independence. They may never answer as a teen.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Up to 6 months old, your child will not reliably answer to his or her own name.
This does not mean they are deaf or do not love you. Their development has not yet reached the point where they can remember their own name.

In brief: No

Up to 6 months old, your child will not reliably answer to his or her own name.
This does not mean they are deaf or do not love you. Their development has not yet reached the point where they can remember their own name.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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