Newborns talk to you by crying. This is their first form of communication. By about 6 weeks they will be smiling socially – in response to people smiling and talking to them and you will have started to learn to interpret the difference between their cries of pain, hunger or tiredness. By 2-4 months they will be making cooing noises, especially when they are looking at you. They may quieten and turn to the sound of a familiar voice.
If you speak two languages in the home, your baby has a wonderful opportunity to listen to and learn a language.
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