What should I do?
Your baby loves to hear your voice, so talking, babbling and singing can be done during this period. You can respond enthusiastically to your baby’s voice with a smile. Tell your baby the name of the object or movement he is seeing or doing. If you hear your baby making sounds try to repeat and wait for him to make the same sound in front of others. You can teach a very valuable thing when he can pronounce the vowels. Show your interest when your baby is talking, do not disturb or turn away so his confidence to speak will grow. Babies this age seem to respond well to sound. That’s why most people will raise their voice and exaggerate their speech when talking to babies. It’s okay, research has shown that “baby talk” doesn’t delay speech development, but mixes in some regular adult words and tones. At certain times your baby may cry when you talk to. Do not despair, there may be several reasons such as being too stimulated or experiencing an unhealthy condition. It’s common for babies to have a fussy period about the same time each day, generally occurring in the middle of the night. Try to calm the baby. Some babies are entertained by movement, such as rocking or being walked back and forth across the room, while others respond to sounds, such as soft music. You have to be patient so that you find a position that your baby likes.
In general, communication skills at the age of 1-3 months are still quite limited by showing communication skills such as:
- Pay attention to the face and surroundings
- Smile when you hear the voice of an old man
- Smile with social contact
- Whisper and maybe start babbling
- Mimics some facial expressions
Keep in mind that babies communicate at different levels so that you can stimulate speaking skills by inviting them to listen to stories while doing activities such as after bathing or wearing clothes.